Hebrew U device uses sonar to help the blind navigate

22.06.2011                      20.Siwan, 5771

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Hebrew U device uses sonar to help the blind navigate

The "virtual cane" incorporates several sensors that estimate the distance between the user and the object it is pointed at.

The blind and visually impaired could be able to toss away their white canes or at least “see” better with them, thanks to a “virtual cane” developed by Hebrew University of Jerusalem researchers and patented by Yissum, the university’s research and development company.
The device was unveiled at a HU press conference at the Jerusalem International Convention Center on Tuesday, just before the Israeli Presidential Conference opened there….