Monday, January 02, 2006

ultracane aka 'batcane'

Here is an interesting piece of technology that relates to some of our initial concepts on the perception of space and environment through sound. It uses ultrasound/echo-location like bats to give the blind and partially sighted more information about their physical surroundings than a normal cane. Interestingly the ultracane provides tactile feed-back through buttons and not through sound because they don't want to interfer with the normal hearing ability of the user.

http://www.soundforesight.co.uk/index.html

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