New Wristband Gives Blind a ‘Sixth Sense’ for Navigation

For decades, the blind have used canes to get around. Now a special wristband gives them a ‘sixth sense.’  The name of the device is a ‘Sunu’ and provides vibrations about objects that are nearby. Said the President of the Perkins School for the Blind, “If you’re walking down the sidewalk and you’re anticipating a corner, it’s hard to beat a guide dog that knows you and can help you travel long distances,” he said. “But if you drop your wallet on the floor, you might prefer using Sunu over using a cane, which might be a clunkier solution for finding a small object.”   Article: https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/innovations/wp/2017/10/27/for-decades-the-blind-have-used-canes-to-get-around-now-an-special-wrist-band-helps-them-locate-hazards/?utm_term=.af95eea505d6