Vibromat helping mobility among vision impaired

For people who are vision impaired, new environments can be tricky to navigate because you are unfamiliar with the layout of a room and what obstacles may be in your way.

So, how do you quickly orient yourself in a new environment?

The Vibromat is a device worn around your stomach, that uses vibrations to tell you about certain objects in a room. The information is fed through a small camera on your head.

Nick Barnes, Vibromat Project Lead, explains.

Producers: Jake Morcom, Ellen Leabeater, Josh Nicholas.

Image: Ideashoist

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