A total of 92% of the trial users felt that the device helped them to perceive their surroundings, 80% felt that their trust in their ability to move around independently had increased and 32% would immediately start using the test device in its current form.
On the other hand, they were not satisfied with distance control and vibration-based feedback.
The research will continue with selected test users and the device will be further developed.
A global market is believed to exist for the radar, since there are around 300 million visually impaired people in the world.
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