Toyota Developing Wearable Technology for Blind and Visually Impaired People

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Toyota is developing innovative technology to improve mobility and independence for blind and visually impaired people.

The Project BLAID initiative involves the design of a wearable “u” shaped device. The device will be worn around the shoulders and aims to fill in the everyday gaps visually impaired users experience using canes, dogs and GPS devices.

The wearable technology will provide the user with information about their surroundings and help them identify everyday indoor items such as escalators, stairs and bathrooms, according to Toyota.

The company says that built-in cameras will detect the user’s surroundings and the device will communicate information using speakers and vibration motors.

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SOURCE: Fox News