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Gadget Freak Case #248: Digital Walking Stick for the Blind

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Cabe Atwell
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Cabe Atwell   1/20/2014 5:40:12 PM
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Incredible, this device has the opportunity to help a great deal of people! Nice job Marin Davide, keep up the outstanding work!

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madaeon   1/17/2014 2:52:54 AM
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It has to be pointed to the ground, but a sviwel joint with a calibrated weight so it points automatically to the ground can be quite easily added.

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JimT@Future-Product-Innovations   1/16/2014 5:11:58 PM
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I was wondering about the end-user's skill level required for using this.  My 87 year old mother is legally blind, but with some peripheral vision she makes out shapes and colors. In using this device, does it have to be oriented, or pointed?  Or does the sonar naturally point to the ground-?  I didn't catch any of the Use-Case instructions.

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Cadman-LT   12/5/2013 1:56:44 PM
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Said it before, I like every gadget that helps or improves peoples lives. Great gadget!

madaeon
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madaeon   12/4/2013 8:09:13 AM
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Hi,

if you are still interested,

Just contact me via mail at madaeon@gmail.com

regards,

Marin Davide

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DIGITAL WALKING STICK
bobjengr   11/25/2013 5:21:17 PM
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I think this is a marvelous invention and one (obviously) that can help a great number of people.  I'm a little embarrassed I have never thought of a device such as this since I have a great friend who is partially blind and depends upon a cane and a seeing-eye dog.  Again, great "gadget".  I certainly hope it can be successfully commercialized. 

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Re: An improvement on the white walking stick
Ratsky   11/25/2013 2:04:36 PM
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I have the same problem with Firefox24.

Rob Spiegel
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Rob Spiegel   11/25/2013 10:46:45 AM
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I agree Pubudu. A number of out Gadget Freaks are using open source. It's good to see.

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Pubudu   11/23/2013 2:26:51 AM
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Yes Rob this is a great innovation.  And the best thing is this is open source and any one can develop it to a next level.

Marin thanks for sharing the info

Rob Spiegel
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Rob Spiegel   11/22/2013 11:39:00 AM
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Hi MrDon. The winner will receive an all-expense-paid trip to accept the award at the Pacific Design and Manufacturing show in Anaheim, Calif. in February. They will also get to show off the gadget at the Design News booth.

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