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TRULY AFFORDABLE self-navigating cane for visually impaired
« on: October 14, 2021, 04:27:24 pm »


Tibi Puiu by Tibi Puiu  October 14, 2021

Scientists devise self-navigating cane for visually impaired

It uses the same tech as self-driving cars.

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The augmented cane features a number of sensors and is largely made from off-the-shelf parts. The navigation software is based on open-source code. In fact, anyone can assemble their own version of this augmented cane as the study comes with a list of parts and soldering instructions, perhaps for a friend or relative who would find one useful. ... ...

This isn’t the first smart walking cane, but it’s probably the most versatile and affordable on the market right now. According to the study’s authors, other canes with similar functionalities can weigh up to 50 pounds (22 kg) and cost at least $6,000 👎. In contrast, the Stanford design only weighs 3 pounds (1.3 kg) and its parts cost $400.


The parts include a LIDAR sensor, a 3D laser scanning technology originally developed in the early 1960s for submarine detection from an aircraft. It works by generating a laser pulse train that hits various surfaces and obstacles in its way. By calculating the time it takes for the laser pulse to reflect back to its source, the cane provides real-time information about various stationary or moving obstacles directly in front of it.

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https://www.zmescience.com/science/news-science/scientists-devise-self-navigating-cane-for-visually-impaired/
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