A Helping Hand
Noah Bayless, Sam Harrison
Point Grey
Floor Location : J 004 E

Our project uses an ultrasound sensor to help visually impaired people walk safely. The ultrasound sensor is mounted on a glove worn by the visually impaired person. When the user points the sensor at an object, a vibration motor also on the glove will vibrate according to its proximity to that object.nnOur project has three main components.nna) research into neuroplasticity,nnb) engineering of the apparatus and writing of our computer code,nnc) testing apparatus on human subjects.nnOur idea is that neuroplasticity will allow the user to integrate the glove into his or her sensory system. nn