What are some innovations for visually challenged (blind) people?

Posted by Earthr.org Content Team on 20 Aug, 2018

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TorchIt - Obstacle identifier for visually challenged people

Posted by Punita Das on 24 Sep, 2018

Torch-It is a hand held device which identifies the obstacles for the visually challenged people. It is easily mounted on and detached from the cane depending upon the environment, whether indoors, outdoors or open areas. It can be used to help detect obstacles in an unfamiliar or a new place to the user.

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OrCam MyEYe 2 - Assistive wearable device for visually impaired

Posted by Pranay Korrapati on 24 Sep, 2018

OrCam Technologies Ltd. is an Israeli-based company producing wearable artificial intelligence space. OrCam develops and manufactures assistive technology devices for individuals who are visually impaired, partially sighted, blind, print disabilities, or have other disabilities. 

The most advanced wearable assistive technology that reads text, recognizes faces, identifies products and more.

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e Sight - Wearable medical device

Posted by Marlene Simmons on 24 Sep, 2018

eSight  helps restore eyesight for those who have lived without it for years, decades, and in some cases, entire lifetimes. The headsets transmit images from a forward-facing camera to small internal screens in a way that beams the video into the wearer's peripheral vision.

Although eSight's glasses won't help people with total blindness, they could still be a huge deal for the millions of people with visual impairment.

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Buoyant Measuring Spoon for the Blind

Posted by Earthr.org Content Team on 20 Aug, 2018

A measuring spoon for the blind, with unseen yet visualized tactile graduations, the Buoyant Measuring Spoon for the Blind is a measuring spoon that has braille which lets a blind person measure correctly by touch. It is designed by Eunjin Park.

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