visparsh 02 060212 Kinect Haptic Belt Helps the Blind to Navigate Obstacles

The viSparsh belt developed by Young India Fellows Rolly Seth, Jatin Sharma and Tushar Chugh in New Delhi with guidance by Rahul Mangharam of the University of Pennsylvania, is a computer vision assisted haptic feedback system that uses a Microsoft Kinect to detect objects near the wearer and notifies them through an array of vibration motors across the belt. [via /.]

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