Remote-guidance system could aid people with visual impairments

09/14/2010 | Wall Street Journal, The

Ed Gallagher, who cannot see, is developing a high-tech assistive system that has already allowed him to take on activities from sailing to archery. Gallagher's Genoa Systems utilizes remote-control technology, with a person who can see providing instructions and guidance to another who cannot see. Gallagher says he hopes the technology will inspire more people with visual disabilities to work and engage in activities outside the home.

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