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Photo of the Day: Helping the Blind to 'See' the Way...Everywhere

Fri, 09/20/2013 - 12:15pm
Draper Laboratory


Navigation devices used by blind people today lack the ability to operate indoors and other areas where GPS is not available, and are unable to help the user deal with items that aren’t part of maps, such as crowds and cars. Auburn University is building a prototype device under contract to the Federal Highway Administration that can address both problems, combining technology that it developed for Department of Transportation with technology that Draper Laboratory developed for soldiers and unmanned vehicles.

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