The people sensor: a mobility aid for the visually impaired

  title={The people sensor: a mobility aid for the visually impaired},
  author={Sunita Ram and Jennie Sharf},
  journal={Digest of Papers. Second International Symposium on Wearable Computers (Cat. No.98EX215)},
Electronic Travel Aids, which transform visual environmental cues into another sensory modality, have been proven to help visually impaired people travel with a greater degree of psychological comfort and independence. The People Sensor is an Electronic Travel Aid designed to address two issues of importance to visually impaired people: inadvertent cane contact with other pedestrians and objects, and speaking to a person who is no longer within hearing range. The device uses pyroelectric and… CONTINUE READING
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