Eyes For Ice: An Innovative Technology for Blind and Visually Impaired People

A Step Closer for the Blind and Visually Impaired People in Achieving an Independent Lifestyle.

   

Abstract

In Canada, in 2001, about two hundred and ninety thousand people were blind. The blind and visually impaired face many hurdles in everyday life. In our country, black ice is a hazard during winter. Even though so many tools are available, none aids them from the hurdle of detecting black ice. My project attempts to overcome this hazard. By applying technology, I predict a product can be developed to detect ice. For this hypothesis, I carried out experiments - Experiment #1 (Ice intensity factor), Experiment #2 (Height factor), Experiment #3 (Range factor) and Experiment #4 (Human factor).