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Obstacle-Detecting Eyewear

Sens'it'ive Glasses Enhance the Blind's Perception of Surroundings

— October 25, 2012 — Lifestyle
Those who are visually impaired must rely more heavily on their other senses to perceive the world around them. These Sens'it'ive Glasses provide another faculty for interpretation in place of the user's eyes.

Opaque and a sleek white in color, these spectacles employ motion-sensing technology to detect when obstructions lie in the path of the user. As the wearer walks, the gadget picks up any relevant physical features that he or she approaches and communicates their existence through vibrating notifications. If an obstacle appears on the right side of the person, the back of the right ear is stimulated. Cyrille Rouffiat's Sens'it'ive Glasses correspondingly pulsate on the end of the left arm when the barrier is on that side.
Trend Themes
1. Motion-sensing Eyewear - Developing glasses equipped with motion-sensing technology for detecting obstacles, can disrupt the assistive technology market for the visually impaired community.
2. Vibrating Notification Systems - Inventing a notification system that vibrates on specific areas of the body signaling the location of obstacles detected by motion-sensing, can disrupt wearable technology for the visually impaired community.
3. Automated Blind Navigation Devices - Creating an autonomous navigation device that incorporates motion-sensing eyewear and integrates seamless communication with navigation or mapping apps, can disrupt the mobility devices market for the visually impaired community.
Industry Implications
1. Assistive Technology - The assistive technology industry can benefit from motion-sensing eyewear technology and integrate it with other sensory replacement gadgets for visually impaired people.
2. Wearable Technology - The wearable technology industry has the potential to benefit from integrating new notification systems with the ability of automatic obstacle detection.
3. Mobility Devices - Companies that specialize in producing mobility devices can create innovative advancements that integrate motion-sensing eyewear technology and autonomous navigation devices for the visually impaired community.
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