A Wearable Device for Assisting a Visually Impaired User
Non-Confidential description of the invention
Invention is a heptic glove based assistive technology for the blind or visually impaired. The overall product is a wearable computer and a haptic glove that provides output in tactile and voice based form. An advantage is that different applications like AI assistant, face recognizer, etc. can be added to this. Another advantage is that, unlike as in existing products, here no physical board with embedded Braille cells is needed. Instead of using a physical board to provide tactile information of text, shapes, etc. there is a tracking device (a wearable computer with camera) which projects virtual icons in front of user that can be touched using special gloves. Also, the cost is expected to be lower than that of the existing products. Using haptic gloves and a wearable camera, the need of having a physical board to provide tactile information to the blind user is eliminated. It can be used as an education device, entertainment device, face recognizer, text reader, etc.
Mr. Vishwaraj Srivastava (M.Tech Student, MSP), Dr. Siddhartha Panda (ChE)
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