Project Description

Independent travel and the ability to interact with the world are two of the greatest challenges facing blind/ visually impaired (BVI) persons. Traditional tools, such as the white cane and guide dog, are limited and do not provide users with the information they need to navigate effectively and gracefully. I worked to develop an advanced electronic travel aid that uses ultrasonic sensors and LIDAR to provide BVI users with enhanced spatial perception through vibro-tactile feedback. The device was developed to equip users with a tool to overcome their social and navigational challenges and give users the confidence and comfort to explore independently.