A smart helmet that helps the blind see
Five students from China have developed a smart helmet that could help the blind do their everyday activities.
It is called the Eye See, and the helmet can detect obstacles, identify text and describe people you meet.
The helmet has a camera and laser radar, which allows it to spot obstacles within a distance of about 10 feet. It also gives out a warning sound when the user gets too close to an obstacle.
The camera on the helmet can even identify text on signs and books in front of the wearer, and read it out.
Developers say the helmet can provide basic descriptions of people, by image recognition. In a demo video, the helmet guesses the age of someone facing it, and notes the colour of the clothes he's wearing.
The developers hope the helmet will help the blind to go about their everyday life more easily.
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