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Haptic GPS Wristband for Visually Impaired #WearableWednesday

Everyone deserves an accessible world.

via Freethink

The Wayband allows the visually impaired to become more independent than ever before. With real-time feedback on their position, direction, and environment, they can more easily explore new areas of their city and break up routines.

Eliminating the need for audio means that even in crowded city centers, the visually impaired have the freedom to find their way around with ease. How does this haptic device work?

When someone wearing the Wayband starts to veer off course, a small vibration helps them get back on track. This creates a “virtual corridor” that helps the wearer stay aligned with their path.

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