AM175 Horus: A Wearable Personal Assistant for Blind

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175-03-18-16 Horus: A Wearable Personal Assistant for Blind
 
Hey there!  Welcome to Accessibility Minute, your weekly look at Assistive Technology, those clever tools and devices designed to help people who have difficulties with vision, mobility, hearing or other special needs!
By now, I’m sure you’re at least a little familiar with wearable technology, like Apple Watch, FitBit, and more.  Now there is a whole other type of wearable in development, coined “Horus”, that is being referred to as a “wearable assistant for blind individuals.”
Horus is designed to help said individuals navigate through their environment as well as make daily tasks much easier!  According to the website, “Horus uses bone conduction so the hearing of a person is in no way affected (as opposed to using earphones) and it will be possible to hear the device even in noisy situations.”
The headset can be used for reading, object identification, mobility assistance, face recognition and more.  To learn more about Horus, visit Horus.Tech.
For more information, to read our blog, or to drop us a line, visit EasterSealsTech.com.  That was your Accessibility Minute for this week! I¹m Laura Medcalf with the INDATA Project at Easter Seals Crossroads, in Indiana.