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The Miniguide uses ultrasonic echo-location to detect objects in its vicinity, vibrating based on the distance to objects—the faster the vibration, the closer the object. A headphone jack can be used to provide sound feedback. The Miniguide supplements the information provided by a guide dog or cane—an interesting alternative for visually impaired or blind users.
The Miniguide is not to be used as a primary aid.
The Mini-guide "saved" one of my Deaf-Blind trainees recently. He was standing at a traffic light intersection adjacent to a new light rail station. He was exploring the station and learning some local destinations close by. The adjacent intersection equipped with Polara Tactile APS pedestrian signals indicated a WALK signal and he was prepared to step out. Simultaneously a cement truck blew through on the yellow then red light --- he picked up the truck with the Mini-guide and chose not to step into the street. We talked about what had happened and he was exceedingly appreciative of the device and what it had just done for him. I was standing behind him when this happened, so I was there to intervene if needed, but the example was powerful for him. This is an intersection he will be frequenting with regularity.
Great ETA!!! This item does not come with batteries. Remember to order them when you order the item. L S & S could you please list the size in you item description? Thanks