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BlindS / Stair handrail


People with visual impairments can often feel confused while climbing or descending stairs due to the lack of visual cues and require assistance. BlindS combines N and U shapes to create an S-shaped handrail, thus allowing visually-impaired people to determine their location.

The N and U-shaped handrails feature Braille prompts to provide the visually-impaired with information. Different materials are used for the Braille messages, making it easier to access this information.

The U and N-shaped handrails respectively alert the visually-impaired person that he has reached the bottom or top of the staircase.


Chang Gung University

Chang Gung University
Taoyuan County, Taiwan


Chang Gung University

Chang Gung University
Taichung City, Taiwan

Wei-Chih Hsu