Helpful Clothing

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Using a distance sensor, a vibration motor and a LilyPad, Lynne created a light and fashionable coat for the visually impaired. As Lynne points out, a walking stick used by the blind works great for steps and foot obstacles but does little for upper body protection.

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LilyPad sewn into the interior of the coat (shown inside out).

This jacket helps the wearer detect potentially harmful obstructions at

the torso level. The sonar garment is a  wonderful example of assistive clothing. Checkout Lynne’s Instructable for more info.

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