Palestinian students from the Polytechnic University in Hebron have designed a vest that uses vibration and voice commands to allow the visually impaired to walk without the use of a traditional white cane.

“The project constitutes of a vest worn by the visually impaired to help them to integrate into society and communicate with people through directing and coaching them through a path which is free of obstacles” – Project Supervisor Dr Ramzi al-Qawasmi

 

 

Palestinian students design vest to help the blind navigate

Palestinian students from the Polytechnic University in Hebron have created a vest that uses vibration and voice commands to allow the blind and seriously visually impaired to walk unaided. Their Smart Assist System for Blind People (SASB) is designed to be used in place of the traditional white cane used by the sightless.

Source: www.reuters.com/article/us-westbank-blind-vest-idUSKBN0ME11320150318