Waist-up protection for blind individuals using the EyeCane as a primary and secondary mobility aid

@inproceedings{Buchs2017WaistupPF,
  title={Waist-up protection for blind individuals using the EyeCane as a primary and secondary mobility aid},
  author={Galit Buchs and Noa Simon and Shachar Maidenbaum and Amir Amedi},
  booktitle={Restorative neurology and neuroscience},
  year={2017}
}
BACKGROUND One of the most stirring statistics in relation to the mobility of blind individuals is the high rate of upper body injuries, even when using the white-cane. OBJECTIVE We here addressed a rehabilitation- oriented challenge of providing a reliable tool for blind people to avoid waist-up obstacles, namely one of the impediments to their successful mobility using currently available methods (e.g., white-cane). METHODS We used the EyeCane, a device we developed which translates… CONTINUE READING
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