It is estimated that at least 15 million people worldwide live with severe deaf-blindness, with many more experiencing varying degrees of deaf-blindness. The existing options of assistance are mostly limited to walking canes, guide dogs and human care. We propose a wearable device which harnesses a multi-antenna mmWave radar transceiver and a haptic feedback array for real time detection of a person moving within a scene. We present our findings from a series of workshops with participants classed with multi-sensory impairments (MSI), to demonstrate the relative success of this approach and its potential for integration into existing assistance for the MSI of the future.
|Publication Title||Sensors (Basel, Switzerland)|
|Author Address||School of Physics and Astronomy, University of Glasgow, Glasgow G12 8QQ, UK.School of Culture and Creative Arts, University of Glasgow, Glasgow G12 8QQ, UK.|
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