Vicomtech-partner of GMN has designed a 3D-sound-based GPS for blind people to move in a secure and autonomous way
- Created: Tuesday, 03 February 2015 10:59
It is a GPS that has been especially designed thinking on blind or impaired vision people, and which can also be used by people working under low vision conditions or even in emergency situations. This system uses 3D sounds and geolocation which allow users to move around and reach their destinations safely. This is made by using 3D sounds that periodically repeat throughout the way.
This innovative system was tested recently in San Sebastian by Zuriñe de Anzola, a blind person who covered a short distance in the Gipuzkoa Technology Park.
The system is a result of a European project, directed by Vicomtech-IK4, named ARGUS, and in which centres from Germany, Austria, UK and Spain participate. Some impaired vision user associations such as ONCE and Fundación Tecnológica Social FTS took also part in the project, together with 110 blind people from the different European countries which helped validate both the system’s design and development.Further information: http://bit.ly/1waLK3W