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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.
originally posted by: phoenix9884
Pretty awesome idea and that way schools don't have to take away canes and replace them with pool noodles