Ara’s sensors gather real-time information from your surroundings (head, chest, and below the waist levels), warning you via haptic feedback
Ara’s main features (obstacle detection and straight line navigation) communicate to the user through haptic feedback, a sequence of vibrations specific for each situation
Ara can be used with other mobility aids, such as white cane or guide dog by accessing this feature.
Ara uses it’s 8 sensor array (5 ultrasonic sensors, and 3 LiDAR sensors) to detect upcoming obstacles with a range of up to 2.5 meters (8 feet) and a field of view of 160 degrees.
With strap tech’s proprietary algorithms Ara determines the position of the obstacle (Top, mid, low), and the type of obstacle (stairs going up, stairs going down, holes, walls, benches, branches, and more).
Ara has 6 specific vibration patterns depending on the obstacle ahead of you, upstairs, downstairs, holes, objects bellow the waist, mid obstacles and head obstacles.
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