RANGEFINDER SYSTEM FOR THE BLIND

Award Information
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services
Branch: N/A
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 16607
Amount: $50,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 1991
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
1255 Nuuanu Avenue, Suite E180, 5, Honolulu, HI, 96817
DUNS: N/A
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Yen, Duen H
 Principal Investigator
 (808) 545-5419
Business Contact
 1 R43 EY09325-01
Phone: () -
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
WHEN TRAVELING ON UNFAMILIAR ROUTES, SIGHTED INDIVIDUALS TYPICALLY VIEW DISTANT KNOWN LANDMARKS TO MAINTAIN THEIR ORIENTATION, A CAPABILITY A BLIND PERSON DOES NOT HAVE. THE RANGEFINDER SYSTEM HAS THE CAPABILITY OF OPTICALLY TRIANGULATING THE DISTANCE OF SUCH LANDMARKS, PRODUCING AN AUDITORY OUTPUT ACCORDING TO LANDMARK RANGE. IN THE PREFERRED EMBODIMENT, THE SOUNDS WILL BE IN THE FORM OF ECHO, WITH GREATER ECHO LATENCIES CORRESPONDING TO GREATER DISTANCES.

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