Faculty Advisor

Bitar, Stephen John

Faculty Advisor

Mendelson, Yitzhak

Abstract

A staggering 98 percent of blind people have experienced head-level accidents with some requiring professional medical assistance. Current technologies such as the white cane and guide dogs come with a significant flaw: the inability to detect objects at head-level. As such, the objective of this project was to create a more effective and affordable means to detect and prevent head-level injuries in blind people. Blindsight uses ultrasonic sensors to detect obstacles and transmits this information to haptic vibration motors which will then alert the user of incoming obstacles.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

April 2019

Major

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Major

Interdisciplinary

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Unrestricted

Advisor Department

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Advisor Department

Biomedical Engineering

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