Groh Assignment 5
By James Groh
May 2, 2017
One way to use the an arduino system would be to give sonar capabilities to blind people. Using the Lidar Lite, you could give blind people glasses that emit a sound near their ear that indicates the proximity of people. The sound becomes more frequent as objects become closer. The glasses would have a 10 foot radius. The glasses need to be able to see relatively far away but not too far away to confuse the user into thinking there are objects in their immediate vicinity when that is not the case.
You could also add an imagery sensor to the bottom of the normal white cane that blind people use. The specific arduino for this is called the Altitude Pressure Sensor Breakout. This would indicate changes in altitude so a person knows when they are about to walk off a curb or about to encounter stairs or some sort of incline.