VIA (Visually Impaired Assistant) helps the visually impaired get around easier

We all know how important all five senses to us are, and for the visually impaired, things can get pretty tough. Well, we do wonder whether a concept like the VIA (Visually Impaired Assistant) will ever see the light of day (pun not intended), where it will rely on Video Motion Detection technologies, a quartet of mini cameras and a voice-operated GPS receiver to function as a walking stick and a mapping system. It looks like pieces of jewelry to boot, so you won’t have to worry about looking out of place while wearing it. Two different vibration mechanisms will help guide the user away from obstacles and toward their final destination, and will charge wirelessly thanks to induction technology. Since this is a concept, we might as well go all the way and say that it has phenomenal battery life!


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