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.