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Perception-Heightening Sonar Wearables

Sunu Uses Ultrasonic Tech to Help the Visually Impaired

— December 22, 2015 — Lifestyle
Similar to the way bats use sound to find their way, this wearable device uses ultrasonic tech and sonar tracking to help the visually impaired perceive objects ahead. Currently seeking finances via a crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo, Sunu heightens perception, simplifies navigation and improves the lives of blind people.

The system consists of a band that uses haptic feedback and ultrasonic tech to detect objects in the wearer's vicinity. The Sunu tag can be clipped onto a keyring or onto a person. It acts as a beacon and can be tracked with a smartphone. Sunu lets the wearer follow their guide with more ease, find lost items and includes a built-in sensory alarm clock.

Together, these two gadgets can increase mobility and independence for those with vision problems.
Trend Themes
1. Ultrasonic Wearable Devices - Disruptive innovation opportunity: Develop advanced wearable devices that utilize ultrasonic technology to enhance perception and navigation for visually impaired individuals.
2. Haptic Feedback Technology - Disruptive innovation opportunity: Explore the application of haptic feedback technology in wearable devices to provide sensory information and improve the lives of people with disabilities.
3. Crowdfunding Campaigns for Assistive Technologies - Disruptive innovation opportunity: Utilize crowdfunding platforms like Indiegogo to raise funds for the development and production of assistive technologies that address specific challenges faced by disabled individuals.
Industry Implications
1. Wearable Technology - Disruptive innovation opportunity: Innovate within the wearable technology industry to create smart devices that assist visually impaired individuals in perceiving their surroundings.
2. Assistive Technology - Disruptive innovation opportunity: Drive innovation in the assistive technology industry to develop cutting-edge solutions that enhance the mobility and independence of people with disabilities.
3. Mobile Application Development - Disruptive innovation opportunity: Focus on mobile application development to create user-friendly tracking and navigation apps that complement wearable devices for visually impaired individuals.
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