The BuzzClip is a small and discreet wearable / attachable for people living with blindness or partial sight. The device uses ultrasound to detect obstacles that may lie directly in one’s path. It then notifies the user of these obstacles through intuitive vibrations, allowing the user to safely navigate around any objects that they may encounter. The BuzzClip offers essential head level obstacle detection and can be easily held or attached to many forms of clothing ,or white cane making it a highly versatile and useful device
All aspects of the BuzzClip from its design to its functionality have been created with the user in mind. It is an extremely practical mobility tool that can reduce fears of travelling as it provides a reliable way to inform a user of their immediate surroundings and prevent collisions.
The BuzzClip can dramatically change the lives of people living with blindness or severe vision loss all across the world.
The BuzzClip is not a replacement for a cane but a complementary mobility tool. It is intended to be used in combination with a cane or a guide dog. For those who frequently travel with a cane or a guide dog, we recommend using the BuzzClip to address upper body and head level obstacles while the cane can address changes in elevation and lower obstacles. The BuzzClip can also be used on its own when in familiar indoor environments and for people living with partial sight who do not use a cane or a guide dog.
Why use a BuzzClip?
The BuzzClip is a complementary product to the cane or guide dog and can also be used on its own for those with partial sight looking for a subtle solution. Its versatility allows the user to creatively use the device for their specific vision needs. Utilizing a device like the BuzzClip can greatly improve day‑to‑day life for a person living with blindness or severe vision loss by:
Reducing Accidents & Irritable Injuries
Improving Independence & Confidence
Quickening Rehabilitation & Training
Reducing Care & Rehabilitation Costs
Providing a Hands-Free Solution
Reducing Fear of Mobility
The BuzzClip can be hand held ,
You can hold the BuzzClip in your hand similarly to how you would hold a flashlight and use it as a handheld to detect obstacles.
The BuzzClip can be worn
It can be worn many different ways based on one’s mobility needs. It can be easily clipped onto shirts, t-shirts, on sleeves (long or short), sweaters, jeans, sweatpants, and more. Multiple BuzzClips can also be used at once for greater coverage around one’s body. This would give a blind or partially sighted user much more information about their immediate surroundings. For example, one on the chest and one on each sleeve in order to protect your front and sides.
The BuzzClip can be attached to your white cane.
you can tilt it downwards to allow detection of obstacles on the ground that a white cane may not detect or tilt it upwards to allow for protection above the waist, especially at the head level.