In-shoe Navigation System for the Visually Impaired

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An accident suffered by his family member motivated the creator of Ashirase to take action to realize safer and more free mobility for visually impaired people.

With the concept of “navigation which enables safety and a relaxed state of mind for the visually impaired,” Ashirase was developed as a product which helps the users reach their destinations safely and have a more independent lifestyle. Based on the route set with the app, the device attached inside the user’s shoes vibrates to provide navigation.

Ashirase provides navigation by vibrating the device attached to the shoes. This enables the user to walk more safely and with a more relaxed state of mind.