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(Fox News)   Vibrating clothes could help blind people navigate, lonely women make it through another night   ( foxnews.com) divider line
    More: Interesting, Rizzo, blind people, lidars, NYU Langone Medical Center, vision loss, animal echolocation, synaptic plasticity, vibrations  
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2014-06-13 01:13:27 AM  
Plus, the vibrating will give off a light rustling sound, which will be helpful for the murderer who was having trouble locating you in the dark.
 
2014-06-13 02:19:39 AM  
Why can't they just do that ultrasonic clicking thing I saw that one blind guy riding the bike do on the Discovery Channel?
 
2014-06-13 02:29:30 AM  
Haptics, old stuff. Get to me when they get good about that light-on-skin display interfaces.
 
2014-06-13 02:33:43 AM  
If I was blind, I wouldn't trust any electronic navigation aids.  To many of them end up turning into deadly traps after a few months without constant maintenance.  Way too many street corners where the crosswalk beeping has become de-synced with the actually traffic lights so that it tells you to go when there is moving traffic with the right of way.

Eye-dogs seem far more dependable.  Also friendlier and cuter.  Win-win-win.
 
2014-06-13 03:12:01 AM  
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2014-06-13 07:50:51 AM  

SmackLT: Plus, the vibrating will give off a light rustling sound, which will be helpful for the murderer who was having trouble locating you in the dark.


Formerly it was that damn refrigerator light that gave them away, so I'm glad they will reduce the suspense.

/obscure?
 
2014-06-13 08:25:18 AM  
Obligatory:

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2014-06-13 08:29:28 AM  
Historically, it's not been women who can't stop experimenting with how everything in the world feels against their naughty bits. That's guys, by a factor of 100.

For every woman sitting on a washing machine during the spin cycle, there are about a thousand guys sticking their dicks in vacuum hoses, real dolls, blow-up dolls, glory holes, couch cushions, inflatable pool rafts, sheep, cows, goats, horses, knotholes, apple pies, fleshlights, drainage pipes...pretty much anyplace one can be pushed.
 
2014-06-13 08:50:06 AM  

sprong89: Historically, it's not been women who can't stop experimenting with how everything in the world feels against their naughty bits. That's guys, by a factor of 100.

For every woman sitting on a washing machine during the spin cycle, there are about a thousand guys sticking their dicks in vacuum hoses, real dolls, blow-up dolls, glory holes, couch cushions, inflatable pool rafts, sheep, cows, goats, horses, knotholes, apple pies, fleshlights, drainage pipes...pretty much anyplace one can be pushed.


....when all you have is a hammer...
 
2014-06-13 08:57:22 AM  
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2014-06-13 06:01:13 PM  

Emposter: If I was blind, I wouldn't trust any electronic navigation aids.  To many of them end up turning into deadly traps after a few months without constant maintenance.  Way too many street corners where the crosswalk beeping has become de-synced with the actually traffic lights so that it tells you to go when there is moving traffic with the right of way.

Eye-dogs seem far more dependable.  Also friendlier and cuter.  Win-win-win.


I have to agree, electronic devices for the blind are expensive and unreliable at best, but non functioning is the norm.

Cities (such as my own) are sometimes slow to update urban cross walks with the beeping indicators, and to complicate that problem the new design of the crosswalk 'ramp' now points directly to the center of the intersection instead of across the street, making navigation by blind and visually impaired even more difficult.

The reason the standard cane is still in use 90 years later is that it works and is a great tool well when used properly. Eye dogs are the best solution we currently have, but we need to help pay for the costs of getting one for blind people.
 
2014-06-13 07:05:49 PM  
I had vibrating clothes once. I was standing 50 yards from a B-1 at full afterburner.
 
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