Cane and able

December 2007
Marketing Health Services;Winter2007, Vol. 27 Issue 4, p8
Academic Journal
The article reports that a design student in Germany has created a smart cane for the blind. The Myngo design is described as a dynamic and interactive guidance system for the blind in urban environments with a height-adjustable and waterproof rolling cane. The author reveals that it contains a system with a smart sensor and camera combination, which can not only measure the ground area in real time, but also send auditory feedback to a headset. A miniature wheel at the cane's tip holds a hub monitor that supplies intuitive feedback through the grip, which also serves as a steering engine. The student, Sebastian Ritzler, analyzed blind and visually impaired people during his two months of research, inquiring about their life and needs.


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