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Biped’s smart harness helps blind people avoid obstacles | Dezeen

Alice Finney

Swiss startup Biped has released a smart harness at the Consumer Electronics Showthat uses autonomous driving technology to allow visually impaired or blind people to detect obstacles seconds in advance.

Called Biped.ai, the wearable technology has a minimalist design, with in-built 3D cameras that can be paired with headphones or Bluetooth earphones to warn users about the position of obstacles around them.

“The vest sits on the shoulders, and thanks to its 3D cameras, can detect and predict the trajectories of all surrounding elements, a few seconds in advance, just like an autonomous vehicle,” Biped cofounder Mael Fabien told Dezeen.

“It generates 3D audio feedback to warn the users about the position of the important elements around them,” he continued.[…]

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