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‘Smart’ walking stick could help visually impaired with groceries, finding a seat – University of Colorado Boulder

Tuesday, 24 January, 2023

‘Smart’ walking stick could help visually impaired with groceries, finding a seat – University of Colorado Boulder

Engineers at CU Boulder are tapping into advances in artificial intelligence to develop a new kind of walking stick for people who are blind or visually impaired.

Think of it as assistive technology meets Silicon Valley.

The researchers say that their “smart” walking stick could one day help blind people navigate tasks in a world designed for sighted people—from shopping for a box of cereal at the grocery store to picking a private place to sit in a crowded cafeteria.

Read more at: https://www.colorado.edu/today/2023/01/19/smart-walking-stick-could-help-visually-impaired-groceries-finding-seat

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