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Move over Batman, there's a new "batsuit" for the blind.

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posted on Jan, 3 2015 @ 10:30 AM
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How cool is this?


The bat’s navigation system has inspired an Ecuadorian student to create an innovative costume that allows blind people to move around freely without a cane.

"The suit is equipped with ultrasonic sensors to enable the person navigate in different surroundings. It emits vibrations to direct the person and warn of different objects near him,” Inti Condo, the suit’s creator, told RT’s Spanish channel.




The Runa Tech costume has a total of seven sensors, which are located in strategic areas of human body, including the waist, hands and shoulders.

It adjusts to the rate at which the wearer is walking and warns him or her of looming threats, including staircases and other obstacles.

The intensity of vibration in the suit increases the closer the person is to a dangerous object, preventing possible accidents.


rt.com...


Pretty awesome idea and that way schools don't have to take away canes and replace them with pool noodles




posted on Jan, 3 2015 @ 10:50 AM
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Ohh I can get one and finally say. . . . .

!IM BATMAN!



posted on Jan, 3 2015 @ 11:11 AM
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a reply to: phoenix9884

Id still be worried about wondering out into a road



posted on Jan, 3 2015 @ 11:16 AM
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originally posted by: phoenix9884


Pretty awesome idea and that way schools don't have to take away canes and replace them with pool noodles


Thats quite pathetic when a school takes a cane away from a blind student. And even more pathetic to replace it with a pool noodle. What the hell is going on these days?

Someone needs to take a cane and beat some common sense in school officials these days.



posted on Jan, 4 2015 @ 06:44 AM
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if you dont have a cane then people might not know you are blind and it would be more dangerous doing lots of things like crossing a road.



posted on Jan, 4 2015 @ 07:02 AM
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Not exactly innovative or ground-braking, as blind people have been using ultrasonic echolocation for years. Just not as part of a single suit.



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