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Visions Without Collisions: Magic Sleeve

  • Author(s): Dorff, Stuart
  • Lai, Crystal
  • Barnhart, Lindsay
  • Dollan, Thomas
  • et al.
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One of the largest challenges the visually impaired face is maneuvering through their environment. Our goal was to create a device that allows those with vision impairment to better navigate their surroundings. We used computer vision algorithms along with Intel's Realsense camera to analyze depth, then relayed this information to the user via a matrix of vibration motors on a wearable sleeve. Each motor represents a certain distance in front of the camera. Feedback users receive through these vibrations allow them to know roughly how far obstacles are in front of them, giving them a heightened awareness of their surroundings.

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Visions Without Collisions: Magic Sleeve