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sense five / mobility aid

sense five
sense five

Sense five is a smart white cane for people with visual impairments. Environmental information is captured by sensors and transmitted to the user through the changing surface structure of the handle. Thus the potential of traffic & real-time data is used inclusively to warn for example of overhanging or (autonomously) moving objects. The core of the innovation is the reimagined perception of surface structures as a communication medium, which opens up new possibilities for intuitive and differentiated use of the senses in times of an ever-increasing availability of data.
The project was created during an internship at WertelOberfell.


university of applied sciences berlin

university of applied sciences berlin
Berlin, Germany

Tim Schütze,
university of applied sciences berlin