In recent news, we have seen all sorts of innovation that will help blind people navigate with ease in the future. We know about beacons in the UK that will soon become a reality, and also the Sunu Band that vibrates when there is an obstacle in a blind person’s path. But is this where innovation ends or this is just the beginning?
Chaotic Moon Studios, a company based in Austin, TX, has been working on Project Sentiri for a few years now. The team working on this project is developing a head band that detects obstructions in all directions, not just straight ahead. The band has proximity (infrared depth) sensors all around it that detect objects in all directions and send haptic feedback to the user. If the headband is connected to a smart phone, it would be able to guide a user from point A to point B that the user will enter in the phone’s Google Maps app.
Watch the video below to see how Sentiri works.
Currently, there is no information on price or a release date, but it would be interesting to see what the final version if Sentiri looks like, once it see the light of day.