Technological advances enhance all parts of our lives. At work, it makes data processing faster and more efficient. At home, it provides smart assistance in security and home environmental controls. In healthcare, the possibilities appear to be endless. New technological advances could have important implications for those affected by disabilities, offering valuable assistance throughout their everyday lives. Tech Xplore brought this interesting information to our attention in their article, “A wearable system to assist visually impaired people.

One example of this is the guidance that technological tools could provide to the visually impaired individuals that are either partially or entirely blind. Researchers have created a new deep learning-powered wearable assistive system. This system consists of a wearable terminal, a powerful processor and a smartphone. The wearable terminal has two key components, a RGBD camera and an earphone.

“We present a deep-learning-based wearable system to improve the visually impaired’s quality of life,” the researchers wrote in their paper. “The system is designed for safe navigation and comprehensive scene perception in real time.”

Melody K. Smith

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