Toyota Project BLAID
Although Toyota is best known for building cars, it’s been working on a project over the past four years to enable a different kind of mobility. The company’s engineers in collaboration with the Toyota Partner Robot Group are developing Project BLAID, a wearable for the blind and vision impaired that helps them navigate indoor spaces by detecting signage and doorways and guiding them to their destinations. In its current form, Project BLAID is a horseshoe-shaped device that’s meant to be worn around your shoulders, kind of like an inflexible plastic scarf. It will be fitted with cameras to help identify…

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