Toyota Is Developing Wearable Tech for the Blind
They see potential. The auto giant has just announced Project BLAID, a lightweight interactive gadget designed to help the visually impaired navigate indoor spaces. It looks like a wiry travel pillow that sits on one’s shoulders, and its built-in cameras help users move around in places like shopping malls by communicating the location of stairs, restrooms and doors via speakers and vibrations. Toyota says BLAID may one day even include facial and object recognition software, but it hasn’t said when we’ll see the device hit the market.