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travel aid

A device that makes it easier for people with sensory impairments to move freely in busy or unfamiliar environments.
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Wearable obstacle avoidance electronic travel aids for the blind: A survey.
Despite the additional information provided by the electronic travel aids, the participants stressed that it is important to stay alert and to be attentive to the layout of the route, which they had to explore with the assistance of a dog guide or long cane, and the course and texture of foot and cycle paths, roads, intersections, and crosswalks.
During the past two decades, there has been an increase in research on and the development of electronic travel aids to assist people who are visually impaired with navigation.
In so doing, we consulted PubMed/MedLine, Embase, PsycINFO, and INSPEC/IEEE using combinations of the following terms and medical subject headings: electronic travel aids, electronic mobility aids, electronic orientation aids, orientation, mobility, assistive technology, blindness, low vision, visually impaired persons, and self-help devices.
ERA is currently developing a traffic surveillance system under the FWHA information transmitters for the FWHA TRAVEL AID operational test (Washington State).
The advent of digital displays and use of computer screens has opened up many new possibilities for reading activities and travel aids for AMD sufferers," comments Anthony Adams, OD, PhD, Editor-in-Chief of Optometry and Vision Science.
Chrysler's expression of vehicle convenience is not solely recognized by its list of practical travel aids, however.
I teach teachers to teach blind people how to travel using canes, dogs and electronic travel aids.
These 13 papers include a number of methods and theories, including quantum pattern recognition, symbolic data filtering for data-drive pattern recognition, vision-based travel aids for the blind, a clustering algorithm and its application.

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