January 23, 2014

"Netra" - the eye for the visually-impaired

It's always great to see Arduino-related technology be put to a good use, and one example of this is brought to us by Dhaval Malaviya whose creation can help the visually-impaired increase their mobility. The device is quite simple, which consists of an Arduino board, an ultrasonic distance sensor and a small vibration motor. Once all this is fitted in a small enclosure, the device can be used to determine how far an object is located from the user - and could be considered an additional tool along with the white cane to use when on the move. 

A very simple and useful project, which is documented on Dhaval's wesbite. And for more, we're on twitter and Google+, so follow us for news and product updates as well.

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