Institute in Mexico Develops High-Tech Devices That Help the Blind 'See'
Martin Denholm - Wall Street Daily
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November 6, 2014
Here’s how it works… (Wall Street Daily)
If you thought ultrasound technology was just for monitoring unborn babies… think again.
Researchers in Mexico have combined it with camera technology and GPS to create unique “smart glasses” that help blind people navigate.
Think Google Glass… but way more useful.
With the technologies all working in harmony, the glasses essentially act as surrogate eyes.
The groundbreaking feature here is the ultrasound technology in the glasses, which bounces ultrasonic waves off nearby objects. That information is fed to a tablet computer, which translates it into a voice message for the wearer to tell them what’s around.
...There is a downside, though… As with any groundbreaking technology, it doesn’t come cheap.
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