Smart canes for the blind! RFID enabled too

Posted: August 6, 2009 in Design, Medical, Medical Informatics, Mobile, Technology
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“A group of engineering students from Central Michigan University is working on an electronic cane for blind people that would provide contextual information on the environment around the user. The team envisions a future where RFID chips are implanted into street signs, store fronts, and similar locations, and the cane reads those and feeds the info back to the user. The device also features an ultrasound sensor to help detect objects ahead of the cane tip.” – Michael, Medgadget

Now that’s really cool. I just hope governments, companies, shop owners, and people cooperate and install these RFID chips for a better connected society that cares for all 🙂

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