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for the Blind

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GPS (Hardware)

This category lists GPS (global positioning system) hardware that enable those who are blind or visually impaired to navigate to a desired street address or destination. Some units provide route directions, while others use ultrasound to detect objects in the user's path and alert the user by vibrating or chirping as the person approaches the object. The vibrating or chirping feedback generally accelerates as the user nears the object.

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There are 3 Products in the Category

Product Table

Product NameProduct DescriptionDistributor ContactImage/Multimedia Available?
Kapten PLUS GPSPersonal navigation device that can be used to determine loc... Image
MiniGuideBattery-operated ultrasonic obstacle detector. Uses echoloca...
Miniguide USUses ultrasound to detect objects and provides tactual or au...

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