Wearable 3D system supports visually impaired users

Written by: Tom Austin-Morgan | Published:

In cooperation with the CDTM institute of the Technical University of Munich, FRAMOS has developed a wearable that uses real-time 3D technology to support visually impaired people in daily life. The glasses are equipped with Intel RealSense stereo cameras, intelligent algorithms translate the visual impression into haptic and audio information.

While audio information relies on object and character recognition, haptic feedback is provided via a wrist band equipped with vibration motors. This is said to enable visually impaired people to fully understand their environment and to have advanced guidance for safe navigation.

Dr Christopher Scheubel, FRAMOS business development, said: “The exceptional beauty of this technology is the ability to provide visual information normally given by the human eye. Our technology creates a new way of sensing.”

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