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not just for the blind / Shoes / Visual Impairment

not just for the blind
not just for the blind

Discipline: Product

not just for the blind
not just for the blind
not just for the blind
not just for the blind
not just for the blind

Discipline: Product

The concept is intended to aid blind and visually impaired people in their independence—in particular, with regard to orientation. At the same time, the product does not identify the owner as 'disabled', rather it is designed to be a desirable object. It is characterized by a ‘tactile aesthetic.’ Using different signals of stimulation current, the shoe provides three modes: to alert the wearer to obstacles, to show them the way using GPS, and to provide various ‘relaxation programmes.’ As the shoe has a special sole, the user can feel the ground more easily. A self-teaching system ‘remembers’ and alerts the user to complex obstacles such as doorways.

Smart interpretation of an intelligent shoe for blind and visually impaired people. VISION is characterized by a ‘tactile aesthetic.
Jury Statement
I am overwhelmed that the project I have invested so much passion in receives this special recognition with the iF STUDENT DESIGN AWARD 2016.
Winner Statement
University

Hochschule Coburg

Coburg University
Coburg, Germany

Sabine Harrer,
Coburg University of Applied Sciences and Arts

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