Intellisight is a research organization with the sole purpose of exploring the concept of intelligent autonomous navigation for those who are blind or visually impaired and for seniors with mobility impairment.
Intellisight is developing a system for guiding people who are blind and visually impaired along a clear path that uses computer based Lidar type radar and other sensors to detect the presence of obstacles or other terrain features and warns the user. Since multiple terrain features can be encountered everywhere, and their location relative to a moving person are continually changing, it is challenging to communicate this wealth of spatial information in a way that is rapidly comprehensible to the user. The main contribution of this system is to develop a user interface that allows the user to probe the environment with multiple sensors. The system continuously tracks the terrain and provides user feedback when changes are detected.
Intellisight's EIR: Allan Young