Proximity sensing suit for the visually impaired

Federico Lazaro, Rob Russo, Joel Schesser

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This paper addresses a product design to aid the visually impaired. It is intended to be used as a secondary device to the traditional long white cane. It implements ultrasonic backup sensor technology found in modem day automobiles to detect obstructions that can not be detected by the cane. The device is worn over the body and alerts the user of an obstruction through vibrations. This allows the user to have full use of his/her hand and allows the user to retain the ability to listen to his/her surroundings.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationNEBEC 2009 - Proceedings of the IEEE 35th Annual Northeast Bioengineering Conference
StatePublished - Sep 21 2009
EventIEEE 35th Annual Northeast Bioengineering Conference, NEBEC 2009 - Boston, MA, United States
Duration: Apr 3 2009Apr 5 2009

Publication series

NameBioengineering, Proceedings of the Northeast Conference
ISSN (Print)1071-121X


OtherIEEE 35th Annual Northeast Bioengineering Conference, NEBEC 2009
CountryUnited States
CityBoston, MA

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Bioengineering

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