|Project Summary||Project Information|
A Virtual Cane is a hands-free device that assists individuals with low vision to navigate through a familiar environment to reach a specified location. The device allows users to gain independence by giving them a better sense of their surroundings. The device addresses both Localization, and Orientation; These are 2 of the main issues blind/low vision individuals. Currently, Visually Impaired People (VIP) use regular white canes to avoid obstacles that might be in their way.
The goal of this project is to design a device that provides the user with appropriate feedback, is comfortable to use, and works for individuals with low cognitive ability. The expected end result is a proof-of-concept prototype that functions in a constrained environment, and a technical paper that discusses the technology and design attributes of the device. The resulting prototype needs to be safe for use, must not inhibit the user from pursuing desired activities, and must test to the ABVI limit.
For an updated project description, click on the following link for the Project Readiness Package.
From left to right: Josh Drezner, Deepti Chintalapudi, Eronmonsele Omiyi (EJ), Suhail Prasathong, Stuart Burtner, and AbdulAziz Alorifi
|Deepti Chintalapudi||ISE||Project Managerfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Suhail Prasathong||CE||Team Leademail@example.com|
|AbdulAziz Alorifi||CE||Team Facilitatorfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Eronmonsele Omiyi (EJ)||EE||Engineeremail@example.com|
Work Breakdown: By Phase
|MSD I & II||MSD I||MSD II|
Customer Handoff & Final Project Documentation (Verification & Validation)
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