Device to help blind manoeuvre around obstacles developed

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Washington, June 4 (ANI): An innovative optical radar system has been developed by Ben-Gurion University of the Negev students that helps blind people manoeuvre around obstacles.

The radar system incorporates a computer, two video cameras and a scanning light source to warn the blind of obstacles with audible alerts.

The system detects obstacles - even those overhead - by scanning the depth of its surroundings, taken from two different angles - similar to that of the human eye.

Developed by two engineering students, Elad Kuperberg and Einav Tasa, under the supervision of Professor Shlomi Arnon, the system was shown for the first time last week as part of the annual conference of projects in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering.

"This optical radar device is not only user friendly, but unlike the other solutions it allows the blind to have the use of both of their hands," said Arnon. (ANI)

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