Students to develop a facial recognition cane for blind people


While Nestle invests money in the perfect chocolate, the world keeps moving for those who have other problems besides an imperfect piece of chocolate. Some students from Birmingham City University are developing a cane for blind people, equipped with a facial recognition software.


This way, blind people might be able to identify their families and friends on the street, with the help of a smartphone, a GPS, a Bluetooth and this smart cane that sends a vibrating signal and audio guiding information is people’s ears.


The images of those who one wants to recognize on the street can be stored on a SD card. This smart cane is still a prototype that needs to be tested and improved based on blind people’s needs.

Source: phys