User-friendly electronic ‘Eyecane’ enhances navigational abilities for blind

20 octubre 2014

White Canes provide low-tech assistance to the visually impaired, but some blind people object to their use because they are cumbersome, fail to detect elevated obstacles, or require long training periods to master. Electronic travel aids (ETAs) have the potential to improve navigation for the blind, but early versions had disadvantages that limited widespread adoption. A new ETA, the «EyeCane,» expands the world of its users, allowing them to better estimate distance, navigate their environment, and avoid obstacles, according to a new study