Eric Berdinis and Jeff Kiske from the University of Pennsylvania have developed an obstacle-detecting belt using Microsoft Kinect technology and vibration actuators. “Kinecthesia uses a belt-mounted Kinect to aid navigation for the visually impaired. The Kinect will detect objects in a blind user’s path and vibrate the motors located on a waistband to warn him or her of the obstacles. For example, if there is an obstacle on the left, the left most motors will vibrate.”
(Source: Kinecthesia)

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