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“Smart Shoes” Alert People with Vision Impairment About Obstacles in Their Path

New “intelligent” shoes built by Austrian researchers “can increase the safety of visually impaired and blind people in their everyday life,” according an article in La Prensa Latina Media. Developed by Austria’s Tec-Innovation company, with the Graz University of Technology, the shoes contain a warning system with a bright LED and sensors in the front of the shoes. Vibrations in the shoe or sound serve as warning signals via a smartphone.