P12015: Navigation Aid for the Blind -- floor in building
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Existing Designs

Some Existing Current Designs

Product Description Company Link
Step-Hear System System onsists of two parts: an indoor/outdoor transmitter base (SH-200) installed at places and services for use by the public and a personal activator held by blind and visually impaired users, which activates the system. Pressing a button on the activator triggers a pre-recorded message in the base unit. The base unit serves as an audio compass, directing the user exactly towards the service. Navigation example video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=puLUjFTGEjQ&feature=related Step-Hear
Sendero GPS system This system provides many options to assist the blind traveler in walking, directing drivers and even sailing! Routes can be planned and explored in advance. The user can explore maps even when not on line. The user proceeds block by block as street names and cross streets are announced. One can even determine the type of intersection such as four-way or three-way. The user can determine exactly which types of information are to be spoken automatically and there are shortcut commands to instantly obtain these types of information. Navigation example video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OAS1VZsedtM Sendero
Trekker Breeze As simple as your TV remote, Trekker Breeze can be controlled by one hand. The Trekker Breeze verbally announces names of streets, intersections and landmarks as you walk. No need to stop passersby to know where you are... simply press a button and the Trekker Breeze tells you your location on the spot. When you are in a vehicle, the Trekker Breeze announces all intersections, allowing you to exit when you want. Navigation example video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RxgcqgsU8ks Humanware