For years now it has been a challenge for people that are blind to get around busy streets. Especially in cities or places where walking is essential. Some of the tools used are the walking sticks and service dogs. But now in 2021 there might be an invention on the horizon that could be a total game changer.
Honda is developing a in-shoe navigation system that would help people get around. It would work through a smartphone app and a three-dimensional vibration device. There is a motion censor which will be attached inside the shoe. The person would set their route in the app, just like any GPS, then the device vibrates to give the navigation.
This would be a huge help because it would allow the user to not have to be constantly thinking about their direction. Having the vibrations would allow them to walk with a more relaxed state of mind and be more relaxed.
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