TruV, an organization ran by Cody Smith is attempting to use twenty-first century technology to aid those who are visually impaired to those that are completely blind. We are excited to announce that BUG Labs has taken interest in our project and will be providing us with our very own BUG to prototype a device that could drastically change the lives of over forty million people across the world.
The device and its functions are explained in the diagram below:
The idea started with my own personal frustration that the world had not already developed such a device even though the technology had been around for years. While using my camcorder I found that the viewfinder and optical zoom-lens assembly was the solution, right there in my hand. Someone just needed to take these technologies and mash them together. Since no one was jumping up and taking action I took the job on myself.
I plan to use the BUG development platform to prototype my device with the hopes of getting some real R&D money from various organizations that work with disabled persons and students, many of whom cannot drive because of their disabilities. I myself am legally blind.
Anyway thanks very much to the BUG group,
I will keep the community updated on this project.