Category: Product Design
Title: Sense Five - an intelligent mobility aid for people with visual impairments
Name/s: Tim Schütze
Medium, object: Mobility aid
University/s: HTW Berlin
Supervision: Jan Wertel, WertelOberfell
»Sense Five« is a smart mobility aid for people with visual impairments. The immediate environmental information will be recorded through sensors and transmitted to users by changes in the handle structure. In this way, the potential of traffic data and live data is used inclusively to warn of e.g. overhanging or (autonomously) moving objects and thus to make safe mobility possible. The main point of the innovation is the further development of the surface structure into a communication medium, which opens up new possibilities for intuitive and differentiated use of the senses.
Sense Five is an innovative white cane that gives people with visual impairments a completely new and intuitive perception of their surroundings. An integrated ultrasonic sensor in
intelligent, responsive surface structure of the handle prevents fast-moving or protruding objects from becoming a danger for visually impaired people.
visually impaired. The design concept is characterised by an innovative material approach and the realistic implementation of smart future materials in test prototypes. The result is a
The result is a completely new white cane that opens up new ways of communication, interaction and orientation through haptic feedback. Sense Five is an outstanding design development, which
simplicity and clarity of design with maximum ease of use and well thought-out details.