Faculty Advisor

Polizzotto, Leonard


The goal of this project was the application of technology to a social issue, in this case the inability of the blind community to locate stores or other pertinent information. The original plans called for a talking sign that could be sold as least expensive as possible, but any further details of the operating of this sign were to be determined by the project group. We determined a need for the location of stores in a mall, routes of buses, aisle contents of libraries and supermarkets, and many other possible uses, through market research. We then developed our specifications for our design and implemented our design in the form of a working prototype.


Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

January 2001

Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project


Restricted-WPI community only

Advisor Department

Electrical and Computer Engineering