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...
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.