Mobi is a self-contained navigation system that allows the visually impaired to travel indoors and outdoors without the assistance of guides.
Mobi provides the blind with tactile
information about where...
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Navigating unfamiliar environments requires an understanding of both one's immediate and greater surroundings
Tesla Touch is a technology that allows one to literally feel an image through a phenomenon called Electrovibration
Tesla Touch gives the blind the capacity to feel things they cannot normally see. Mobi allows the blind to feel a map of their greater surroundings with their fingers
Mobi works in both indoor and outdoor environments. For environments in which no data yet exists, Mobi begins recording it's surroundings using a camera and various sensors and translates that information into a tactile map. The new data is then stored on a server so that others may access it. The more users who navigate a single environment, the more detailed the information becomes.