iGlasses Ultrasonic Mobility Aid for the blind costs only $120

August 13, 2012 Gaurav Sood Gear

Mobility aids for people who cannot see clearly or any other such problem comes as a real bane but most of the times they cost on the higher end making it difficult for most people to purchase them. For such people AmbuTech and RNIB has come up with an innovative mobility aid to protect you head and upper body protection with ultrasonic object detection. Called as iGlasses Ultrasonic Mobility Aid, this head mounted device ensures a much more secure pedestrian travel as it detects the object around you vicinity using ultrasonic sensors and the feedback is send back using vibration output. The more near you are to an object the more intense the vibrations will be indicating the user to be vary of the same.

It is surely going to be a better alternative to the long cane or guide dog methods used for so many years now as these iGlasses are very easy to use. These glasses are fully adjustable according to the users comfort level with buttons to set the vibration intensity level and quick charging option from AC charger or USB in under 2-3 hours. The battery lasts for around a week which is quite impressive and you can opt for the clear glasses or the tinted ones in your color option. Weighing only 75 grams the glasses are light weight and priced at around $120 sound pretty good when considering the goodness they bring.