New device could help visually impaired avoid obstacles, research suggests

Chest-mounted video camera and vibrating wristbands developed by US team reduce collisions by 37% in small study

Vibrating wristbands could help visually impaired people to avoid collisions when out and about, a study indicates.

According to the NHS, about 360,000 people in the UK alone are registered as blind or partially sighted, with long canes and guide dogs among the methods used to help individuals avoid obstacles.

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