GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- University of Florida researchers have wedded speech recognition software, wearable computers, satellite positioning technology and other emerging technologies in a 21st-century navigational aid for the blind. Composed of a waist-worn computer and headset connected remotely to a map database server, the prototype delivers and responds to instructions verbally. It keeps track of the user's location while giving directions to a destination – and may even warn the user against veering off a sidewalk or stepping into a road.
The above story is based on materials provided by University Of Florida. Note: Materials may be edited for content and length.
Cite This Page: