Results for - Project BLAID

1,707 voters participated in this survey

(Source://hngn.com) Project BLAID is primarily designed to help visually impaired individuals navigate through everyday locations, such as the interior of buildings and vast shopping malls. Through a series of cameras and sensors on the device, BLAID is able to detect the presence of doors, escalators, pathways and even restroom signs. The BLAID device definitely looks futuristic, resembling a sleek and portable travel pillow that slightly drapes around a person's shoulders. Once worn, the device would be controlled by the user through voice command and a series of dedicated buttons, with BLAID responding to the user's input through audio and haptic cues. That, according to Toyota, is simply the beginning. As Toyota stated in its official blog, as the device gets even more refined, the company is planning to integrate a number of more advanced features such as mapping, object identification and even facial recognition software.

1. Before this survey, did you ever hear about Project BLAID?

Yes
7%
118 votes
No
93%
1,589 votes
Did you know that Toyota is working on projects to improve our life quality with products not even related to cars?

2. Did you know that Toyota is working on projects to improve our life quality with products not even related to cars?

Yes
11%
180 votes
No
89%
1,527 votes
Wearable technology offers lots of possibilities today. Once this product gets ready to be sold, do you think it will significantly improve the quality life of people who are visually impaired?

3. Wearable technology offers lots of possibilities today. Once this product gets ready to be sold, do you think it will significantly improve the quality life of people who are visually impaired?

Yes
39%
666 votes
No
17%
295 votes
Undecided
44%
746 votes
If the product gets to be successful, probably the cost is going to be high for many users. Should devices like this one be covered by medical insurance?

4. If the product gets to be successful, probably the cost is going to be high for many users. Should devices like this one be covered by medical insurance?

Yes
52%
880 votes
No
15%
262 votes
Undecided
33%
565 votes
03/15/2016 Technology 1707 24 By: LBP

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