The robotic Third Eye is developed by industrial design student Minwook Paeng. Designed to look out for obstacles while the user's real eyes are glued to their smartphone, the Third Eye is fixed on the wearer's forehead. While the prosthetic eye may be eerie in appearance, it allows users to walk and navigate busy streets without harm.
Its plastic eyelid opens automatically when the head is titled downwards and sounds off a warning buzz when obstacles are detected. Hazards are detectable up to one meter ahead. The Third Eye houses a speaker and the same sensor used in smartphones that detects screen orientation called a gyroscope. In the same manner, the device detects the user's head position.
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Minwook Paeng Created a Robotic Third Eye to Guide Users While They Walk
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