The BuzzClip is a small and discreet wearable for people that are blind or partially sighted. The device uses ultrasound to detect obstacles that may lie directly in one’s path. It then notifies the user of these obstacles through intuitive vibrations, allowing the user to safely navigate around any objects that they may encounter.
The BuzzClip offers essential head level obstacle detection and can be easily attached to many forms of clothing, making it a highly versatile and useful device.
The BuzzClip has two selectable ranges: a 1-meter range and a 2-meter range. Users can gauge the distance to an object within the specified range through intuitive vibrations from the BuzzClip:
- The frequency and intensity of the vibrations increase as an obstacle gets closer to the user (or vice versa)
- At about arm’s length (50 cm) there will be 3 quick vibrations warning the user to stop and make sure the path ahead is clear.