Step 8: Wrapup/Conclusions
who were seeing it for the first time and didn't really know what to expect) the
many uses for this device began to take shape - from navigating hallways to
being able to walk while carrying something to learning the lay of the land in a
new place. I was excited to see my friends walk blindfolded unencumbered and
collision free (please check out the video). It also made me think of various
modifications that I could make to the H.A.L.O.
What I’ve made is clearly a prototype and the components could be hidden in a
ballcap or visor in future models so it’s more user friendly. Additionally, the
version I made only has sensors 180 degrees around the head – you could increase
that to 360 to receive feedback in all directions or increase the sensor
sensitivity for farther distances.
I had a lot of fun working on this project and learned a ton. When we look at
everyday objects differently or truly think about ways we can use technology to
improve our lives it's amazing what we can come up with. I welcome your thoughts on this project. Good luck tinkering!