The problem we have identified involves people who are affected with visual impairment and/or blindness. Traditional assistance methods such as the use of white canes and guide dogs may not instill confidence in the users and only provides a limited range of assistance. In a world designed primarily for people with sufficient vision, even the simplest tasks for an individual of sufficient vision can be an immense challenge for a blind person with currently available assistance methods. We will provide a solution that will enhance the confidence and abilities to independently navigate anywhere and anytime. We are proposing a wearable device that informs the user about classified objects in a given environment, such as cars, people, doorways and stairs. The system will determine the distance and position of each obstacle using stereovision and provide feedback to users in the form of simulated localized audio via bone conduction headphones and will be designed to provide feedback as close to real-time as possible.
Undergraduate Engineering students are required to complete a group-based, two-course capstone sequence: ENSC 405W and ENSC 440. Groups form company structures and create an innovative product that potentially acts as a solution to a real-life problem. This collection archives the following assignments: proposal, design specifications, requirements specifications, and proof of concept.
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