Infrared Sensor Shoes For The Blind

Posted: Nov 21 2004, 6:20am EST | by , Updated: Aug 10 2010, 3:11pm CDT, in News | Other Stuff

 
Infrared Sensor Shoes for the Blind
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Apparently Antonin Kaspara from Czech invented a low-cost smart shoe that warns about obsticles for blind people.

A infrared sensor detects light reflected back from potential obstacles and indicates this via a vibrating device in the sole of the shoe.
The "seeing" shoe could be on the market next year. The enhancing electronics cost about $20.
Full story on Ananova.




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