Though blind people face many limitations, nevertheless, most lead a productive lifestyle that takes them around town on chores, to visit family and friends, and all the typical every day activities everyone else does. Step-Hear, a company out of Tel Aviv, Israel, has come up with a system to help the blind interact with the world around them using a simple wireless system. Here’s how the Step-Hear system works. A blind person wears a device on the wrist that picks up radio signals from specially positioned information boxes. When close enough to a box, the wrist device rings and the user can push a button to hear what information that box has to offer.
Here’s a video demonstrating a real world scenario using the Step-Hear system:
Link: Step-Hear homepage…
(hat tip: Israel21C)