Prototype app hopes to reduce collisions for those texting while walking

    2013/05/27

NSFW    A University of Manitoba researcher has created a prototype collision avoidance device to warn people that use mobile device while walking of approaching obstacles.

The CrashAlert employs a kinect motion sensor attached to a tablet or mobile phone.

Obstacles within a range of around 2m are represented by red squares in an on-screen bar, allowing users to note approaching obstacles and avoid colliding with them.

The inventor hopes to miniaturize the technology in future with a view to integrating it into tablets and smartphones.
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