Results for - Project BLAID
(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.