EchoEye: a device to protect visually impaired travelers from upper-body obstacles

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Speaker: 

Marco Salsiccia

Host: 

James Coughlan

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Room 204 - Main Conference Room

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Abstract:

We present the EchoEye, a sonar-based obstacle detection device we have developed to protect visually impaired travelers from upper-body obstacles that may not be detected by a cane or guide dog. The EchoEye prototype is worn on the head and warns the user about nearby upper-body obstacles by providing vibration feedback when these obstacles are near.