For decades, the blind have used canes to get around. Now a special wristband gives them a 'sixth sense.'

Because of the variety of navigational challenges visually impaired people face, there is no single solution for getting around, experts say.

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A Sonar Smart-Bracelet For The Visually Impaired

October 27, 2017

Because of the variety of navigational challenges visually impaired people face, there is no single solution for getting around, experts say. Having access to a portfolio of complementary navigational tools is often ideal, according to Dave Power, the president and chief executive of Perkins School for the Blind, the first school for the blind in the United States. 

“If you’re walking down the sidewalk and you’re anticipating a corner, it’s hard to beat a guide dog that knows you and can help you travel long distances,” he said. “But if you drop your wallet on the floor, you might prefer using Sunu over using a cane, which might be a clunkier solution for finding a small object.” Read the full article »