Technology Should Be Eye-Opening

I took great interest in Toyota’s March announcement of Project BLAID. It is a wearable device being developed to assist the blind and visually impaired with greater independence and mobility. It will integrate cameras and communication via vibrations and sound to interact with and direct a blind or visually impaired person to more easily locate such things as escalators and restrooms. “Mobility is a right, not a privilege.” Toyota hopes to provide the ‘freedom to move’ to everyone and that has pushed them past creating automobiles and into innovations like Project BLAID which will empower the visually impaired to...

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