Bats Have Feelings Too!


Bats Have Feelings Too! by Lynne Bruning 2008
Adaptive fashioning technology for the visually impaired that is handcrafted from a ready made jacket, Sparkfun Lilypad, vibration boards, Maxbotix ultrasonic range finders and LessEMF conductive thread. This fashionable wearable computer assists the blind in freely navigating the build and natural environments.

Materials | lilypad arduino, conductive thread, ultrasonic range finder, vibration boards, ready made jacket
Inspirations | navigating city streets in the dark, fashionable adaptive technology

Interview describing how this particular haptic wearable cane for the blind was created.

Displayed at Maker Faire Bay Area 2010

DIY with my Instructable

Photo | Carl Snider
Makeup | Courtney Snider
Model | Ellyette
Date | 2008

Price: $1,000,000,000
not really, you can Do It Yourself for about $75
Released as a Creative Commons Project


Instructable Published 20 November 2008.

Sonar garment to assist the visually impaired with navigating the built environment. Made from Lilypad main board, LV-MaxSonar ultrasonic range finder and a LilyPad vibeboard. The range finder can be set to locate a solid object X distance in front of the user and turn the vibeboard on alerting the user to stop before walking into a solid object.