Scientists Develop "Electronic Eye"By VisionConnection,
Publication Date: April 2005
Article discusses the Electronic Eye, which is technology developed by scientists at the Kyoto Institute of Technology in Japan that could allow people with visual disabilities to safely cross busy roads. The device is mounted on a pair of glasses, and is capable of detecting the existence and location of a pedestrian crossing, and at the same time can measure the width of the road to the nearest step as well as the color of the traffic light. The device features a camera connected to a tiny computer, and can relay information using a speech system and give vocal commands and information through a small speaker placed near the user’s ear.
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