A University of Cincinnati experiment may help people with vision disabilities navigate their environment better. Advance tools based on the Enactive Torch, a hand held device a little larger that a TV remote, aides users with disabilities navigate narrow passages as good as if they had site.
The Enactive Torch uses infra-red sensors to perceive objects. When the torch detects and object, it vibrates similar to a cell phone via an attached wristband. The vibration intensifies as objects become closer.
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