Sunu uses ultrasonic waves to help place the blind out of harm’s way

Those who are blind often discover that much of the world is set up for the sighted. The ways in which infrastructure, entertainment, products, etc. are all set up reinforce this. While tools and systems have been set up to make more of the world accessible, there’s still so much that can be done.

The dedicated team behind the Sunu band is trying to fill a huge gap to empower blind people while they move. The sunĀ is primarily a band fitted with a device that fires off ultrasonic waves, delivering haptic feedback of objects that are at torso and head level. This betterĀ informs them of incoming obstacles. In conjunction with a cane, this means that the entire height of the individual is protected.