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.
Buzzclip's Technology for the Blind is a Small Clip-On Device
1. Obstacle Detection Wearables - Opportunity to develop wearable devices that use ultrasound technology to detect obstacles and provide real-time feedback through vibrations for the visually impaired.
2. Versatile Clip-on Devices - Potential to create clip-on wearable devices that can be easily attached to different types of clothing for various applications, enhancing convenience and discretion.
3. Intuitive Vibration Feedback - Opportunity to incorporate vibration feedback systems that increase in intensity and frequency as obstacles get closer or farther away, providing a more intuitive way for the visually impaired to navigate.
1. Wearable Technology - Disruptive innovation opportunities in developing wearable devices that improve the day-to-day lives of individuals with visual impairments.
2. Assistive Technology - Opportunities for disruptive innovation in creating assistive devices that utilize ultrasound technology to aid individuals with visual impairments in navigating their surroundings.
3. Smart Clothing - Potential to incorporate clip-on wearable devices into smart clothing that offer enhanced functionality and accessibility features for individuals with visual impairments.