An Acoustic Mobility Aid for the Visually Impaired
Boston University – Engineering
Professor – Biomedical Eng
Research Professor – Otolaryngology
Edward Feinberg, M.D., M.P.H.
Boston University School of Medicine
Chairman Emeritus – Ophthamology
Objective: To develop a system that allows blind people to navigate complicated environments with ease. The system uses ultrasound to echo locate objects and assist navigation via an auditory display which creates the perception that obstacles emit sounds thus allowing normal brain functions to locate those objects. An ambulatory prototype is currently under development.