#Blind

Engineers create device to help visually impaired avoid obstacles

4 months ago — Long Read

A new study has shown that a simple vibrating wristband can improve mobility for visually impaired individuals. The wristband allows visually impaired people wearing it to avoid collisions when out...

Compact Cane – Creating meaningful and purposeful products

9 months ago — Quick Read

Meet the Engineer who developed a university research assignment into a commercial product using holistic user-centred design.​​​​​​​ University of Bath Engineer Nia Simpson took her final-year mechanical engineering project, the...

New implant can restore partial vision to blind people

2 years ago — Long Read

Bio-engineers are hailing new tech as a ‘paradigm shift’. The new implant can transmit video images directly to the visual cortex, bypassing the eye and optic nerve. Trials have shown...

Lego Braille bricks help visually impaired children learn

3 years ago — Long Read

Lego has revealed its newest line of building blocks - however, these are a bit a different. The new Braille-based design aims to help visually impaired children learn the language....