AR Helps Blind Navigate

“If these walls could talk.” We tend to think of augmented reality (#AR) as a technology that helps sighted users see more than is really there in their surroundings. But researchers are… [Read More]

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#AR Helps Blind Navigate “If these walls could talk.” We tend to think of augmented reality (#AR) as a technology that helps sighted users see more than is really there in their surroundings.
But researchers are finding novel applications for #AR to help those who have lost their vision as well.
A recent series of experiments by researchers at the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) used off-the-shelf consumer hardware to create a system that allows blind users to navigate unfamiliar settings safely and with confidence.
Perhaps most impressive was an experiment where users were asked to navigate an unfamiliar two-story building.
The researchers ran blind test subjects through a series of activities.

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It seems researchers are finding novel applications for Augmented Reality; helping those who have lost their vision as well. #AR #Trend

Source: Health Tech Insider