Beeping Tricycle a Treat for Blind Children in B.C.By CBCNews.ca,
Publication Date: Wednesday, Novembeer 13, 2002
Article describes a tricycle that allows blind children to enjoy a ride without bumping into things. Developed by the 40-member Assistive Technology Team at the University of Victoria in British Columbia, Canada, the tricycle features sonar sensors on its handlebars that beep when the rider approaches objects. The prototype, developed with parts from two discarded tricycles, has a low safety seat that allows the child to touch the ground. The tricycle was subsequently tested at the Queen Alexandra Centre for Children’s Health. In order to keep production costs down and make the tricycle more available to blind children, there were no plans to patent the design.
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Link to text: http://www.cbc.ca/health/story/2002/11/13/tricycle021113.html