Hi-tech glasses aim to assist the blind with directions and obstacle detection

Researchers from the Center for Research and Advanced Studies (CINVESTAV) in Mexico have developed a pair of glasses that use a combination of ultrasound, GPS, stereoscopic vision and artificial intelligence to help the visually impaired to navigate their environment. The device, perhaps the most sophisticated of its kind, is slated to reach mass production early next year and will likely cost up to US$1,500.
Prof. Bayro Corrochano’s team based the lenses’ technology on its previous work in robotic vision.
For more info: http://www.gizmag.com/stereoscopic-ultrasound-gps-ai-glasses-blind-assistance/32166/

 

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