Shoes for the blind

OK – this is just cool!

A new tool to help blind people to get around:  a shoe with a built-in GPS and a directional vibration generator to indicate the direction to walk in as well as a proximity detector to warn them of obstacles in their way.

(This could be useful not just for the visually impaired – it could be a useful device for those of us who like to read while walking…)

Here is the article with a video – worth a peek.

H/T:  Hacker News

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