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Fitness Technology That Helps the Blind Get Moving

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This fitness technology is a prototype drone system that guides blind runners around a track, allowing them to exercise independently without a sighted guide. It is intended for blind and low vision people. Equipped with two cameras—a downward-facing camera that follows the lines on a track, and a second camera that focuses on a marker on the runner’s shirt. Folmer’s quadcopter flies at eye level, about 10 feet ahead of a runner, guiding the user by sound. If the runner speeds up or slows down, the drone adjusts its own speed.

Technical Specifications: 

Testing is pending.

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as of: 
10/19/2015
Fitness Technology That Helps the Blind Get Moving

Made By:

UNR’s Human Plus Lab
UNR’s Human Plus Lab Organization Type: 
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Department of Biology of University of Nevada.
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Phone: (775) 784-6188