Title

Increasing Independence For The Visually Impaired: Development Of A Sonar Equipped Cane

Author(s)

Sofia StMarie

School Name

Center for Advanced Technical Studies

Grade Level

12th Grade

Presentation Topic

Engineering

Presentation Type

Non-Mentored

Abstract

It has been shown through different types of research that shows that the visually images feel as if they need extra assistance on a daily basis but they do not want it. The visually impaired want to be independent just like everyone else. The development of a SONAR equipped cane will allow for the visually impaired to be fully independent, they will have the option of moving freely through a space with lots of objects that have no bottoms, which are not noticed with regular canes. With SONAR capabilities in both the x and y direction, objects missed with the regular white cane can be avoided, thus increasing the independence of the visually impaired on a daily basis.

Location

Owens G08

Start Date

4-16-2016 11:15 AM

COinS
 
Apr 16th, 11:15 AM

Increasing Independence For The Visually Impaired: Development Of A Sonar Equipped Cane

Owens G08

It has been shown through different types of research that shows that the visually images feel as if they need extra assistance on a daily basis but they do not want it. The visually impaired want to be independent just like everyone else. The development of a SONAR equipped cane will allow for the visually impaired to be fully independent, they will have the option of moving freely through a space with lots of objects that have no bottoms, which are not noticed with regular canes. With SONAR capabilities in both the x and y direction, objects missed with the regular white cane can be avoided, thus increasing the independence of the visually impaired on a daily basis.