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CrashAlert

by   -   May 28, 2013

text_walking

CrashAlert is an app under development by Pourang Irani and Juan David Hincapié-Ramos at the University of Manitoba. They wanted to find a realistic solution to the ongoing dangers posed by walking and texting. Since phone users aren’t likely to pocket their devices, the system restores their peripheral vision through the use of a Kinect-like forward-looking depth camera to provide distance and location cues to obstacles in the user’s path.



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