The 'Buzzclip' is a wearable device for people who are blind or partially sighted. Using ultrasound, this small clip-on device can detect obstacles that lie in the user's path and notify them with a small vibration.
It can be attached to many forms of clothing with a clip that can be easily opened and locked, making it very versatile and discreet. The proximity sensor works by sending and receiving sound waves and is very accurate regardless of lighting or transparency of the object, detecting anything in nearby range (up to two meters ahead and one meter high).
Intuitive vibrations increase in intensity and frequency as the obstacle gets closer or farther away, allowing the user to navigate. This small and simple wearable device improves the day-to-day life of a person living with blindness or severe vision loss by warning them of obstacles in their path, providing a little buzz to avoid a big bump.
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