Students create cane with e-tags to guide blind
"We wanted to do something that would help people and make our campus more accessible."
- Prof. Kumar Yelamarthi, project leader
A cane equipped with the technology that retailers use to tag merchandise could help blind people avoid obstacles.
An engineering professor and five students at Central Michigan University have created a "Smart Cane" to read electronic navigational tags installed between buildings to aid the blind in reaching their destinations more easily.