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Section 4: Robotics Aids for the Disabled
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Promising solution to guidance of the blind: UM's "GuideCane" with ultrasonic sensor-based obstacle avoidance 

Steers around obstacles

steering action is immediately felt by the user, who then follows the altered path prescribed by the steered sensor head.

Main advantages of the GuideCane:

Fully automatic obstacle avoidance
Completely intuitive operation, requires no training at all.
Maintains position information by combining odometry, compass, and gyroscope data.
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Check out the extensive media coverage of the GuideCane on our "GuideCane in the News" page.