July 10, 2022: Our first prototype is working and now we are excited to welcome Gabrielle, Barbara and Kerstin within our Lab spaces to test out the functionality within a self-assembled parcour.
As expected, there is still a lot of technical work to be done from our first prototype to a final product. But the basic functionalities work: our three test subjects were able to reliably detect obstacles such as branches or cushions at an early stage and thus safely circumvent them. The feedback from the blind was also very important to us: everyone of them highlighted the importance of such a device and motivated us even more to further develop the BATCAM.
A big thank you to Barbara, Gabrielle and Kerstin, who helped us in their spare time and of course for their important and valuable feedback!
Here are some further impressions from the Testevent: