I am a blind software engineer from Brisbane, and have recently been working on the first of our solutions.
A quick introduction: We as visually impaired individuals have one binding obstacle: The ability to understand our environment and spaces around us efficiently, and to use that information to help empower our everyday lives.
We have come up with the Macaron, a small hand held device with bluetooth connectivity to a dedicated IOS app which has some core features for measuring distances around us, and which we are extending further with many more modes, such as a unique bread crumbing feature which has an integrated 3D audio engine.
We have taken into account many degrees of visual impairment and have added both haptic feedback modes and the 3D audio feedback modes together to better understand your environment, by up to 8 meters for now, which we are trying to increase without loss of precision.
Please find below link to some more information. If anyone lives in the Brisbane area, we would be happy for you to join our growing beta user circle so that we can continuously improve on the system until we release our product to a larger crowd. Just fill out your information in the contact form and we will get back to you with a unit.
note: Please be aware that you require an IOS device in order to pair with the Macaron and enjoy all the features it has to offer.
Looking forward to hear from you
The Macaron team