The MobiAssist product is being developed as a system which can assist visually impaired persons to navigate and avoid obstacles. For this project, the Engineering Team will be implementing an early prototype which would allow the user to map their immediate surroundings over a 10ft x 10ft area from the top of the users head to their feet.
The system would provide the user with information about the presence of obstacles in the specified area and a general idea of their location. The system would also provide information to the user to assist in navigating to safely avoid the identified obstacles.
Information would be fed to the user via a mix of audible and tactile feedback.
MobiAssist Ultrasonic array simulation model & prototype sensor array