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  1. EYE STICK -------- PROTOTYPE --------- PURPOSE: To create a prototype enhancing the traditional red and white stick used by individuals with visual impairments. The Eye Stick is designed as a practical solution for commuters with visual impairments. Fitted with a sensor lens toward the bottom part of the stick, the Eye Stick picks up location bearings such as nearing a staircase or traffic lights. The Eye Stick then sends feedback to the user via vibrations, communicating a scenario of the environment so ...[More Information]

  2. EYE STICK Picture of EYE STICK	-------- PROTOTYPE --------- PURPOSE: To design a prototype of cane that only uses light and ultrasonic sensors to guide individuals who are blind or have low vision. The Eye Stick reinvents the traditional cane. It consists of just a handle that is comparable in size to a flashlight. The Eye Stick uses light rays and ultrasonic sensors to identify obstacles and determine distances to help individuals who are blind or have low vision to navigate their surroundings safely as they would with a can...[More Information]

  3. FOLDING FLASHLIGHT ROYAL CANE (MODEL 5716) Picture of FOLDING FLASHLIGHT ROYAL CANE (MODEL 5716) The Folding Flashlight Royal Cane, model 5716, is a cane with light designed for use by individuals with balance or walking disabilities. Equipped with a rechargeable flashlight, this cane is also useful for persons with low vision. Features include a high- intensity LED light that illuminates brightly from the handle, a soothing vibrating mechanism that can also serve as a back or hand massager, and a flashing red light with a safety alarm. The cane folds to fit inside a small bag or a large p...[More Information]

  4. SMARTCANE --- DO-IT-YOURSELF ENTRY --- PURPOSE: To create an electronic travel visual aid device which fits on the top fold of the white cane. It serves as an enhancement to white cane and overcomes its limitations by detecting knee above and hanging obstacles. For safe mobility, it is important that such obstacles are detected early. The cane has other uses as a spatial awareness device as it can detect presence/absence of objects in the surroundings. Further, as compared to the white cane, the detection...[More Information]

  5. SUPERSONIC STICK ON THE WRIST FOR BLIND PEOPLE Picture of SUPERSONIC STICK ON THE WRIST FOR BLIND PEOPLE -------- PROTOTYPE --------- PURPOSE: To design a prototype of a small, supersonic wrist device that functions similar to a white cane for individuals who are blind or with low-vision. The Supersonic Stick on the Wrist for Blind People uses sonar to become aware of oncoming danger or obstacles and alerts the user to these obstacles through sounds and vibrations. The device is a comprised of a wrist piece that slips over the wrist with the supersonic stick fitting into the palm of the hand and f...[More Information]

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