"Haptic Vest" in Lokalzeit


Our Haptic Vest 2.0, a wearable vest that renders depth images from a front-facing camera onto the wearer's torso using an array of vibration motors, enables people with vision impairments to avoid obstacles while walking.


It was featured in a dedicated TV report in WDR Lokalzeit Aachen today. The report starts at 14'50" into the program (in German). We were already contacted by several blind people who are interested in assisting with further development.

The vest is part of our BMBF funded project Personal Photonics aiming at making photonics technologies usable for the Maker community. A copy of the report is available from the i10 press page.

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