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Theia handheld guidance device ready for the visually impaired

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The 2022 Design Intelligence Awards season is here. This means hearing about new, interesting and intelligent designs that one day will find very useful.

A few weeks ago we DIA Award As a program where creatives and designers are free to submit their work and hopefully get funding. As China’s premier award program, it aims to discover and develop good design ideas. It’s all about entrepreneurship and innovation, as plans can turn into real, practical products that grace the consumer market.

designer: Anthony Cam

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With a total prize pool of US $ 750,000 (5 million yuan), DIA2022 aims to discover new talents and designers. The audit process involves verifying the product if the product is: Design principles This refers to technology, aesthetics, functionality, sustainability, and user experience.The next layer is Design direction It has to do with the future of our products, our contribution to humanity and our industry. finally, The influence of design Refers to the industrial development and social impact of the concept.

Hundreds of designers have submitted entries over the years and we’ve seen quite a few notable designs. In 2020, industrial designer Anthony Camu announced Theia. This is a concealable and portable handheld device that can guide people in different environments. It’s like having an electronic service dog eliminates the risk of allergies and the responsibility of keeping a pet.

Theia Guidance System Prototype

Theia Guidance System Design DIA2021

As a student of industrial design and technology, Anthony Camu worked on something that could recreate what a guide dog can do.He developed this “Autonomous guidance system for the visually impaired” For his final year project. The description alone proves to be one of the most useful devices.

“Theia” is a handheld device inspired by VR game consoles. Camu’s project last year Design Intelligence Award.. I was awarded the Honorable Mention because it had many merits and left an impression on me. This product is also described as a portable situational awareness and guidance device ideal for the visually impaired. Benefits include sensor fusion, accurate navigation, big data, gyroscope feedback, and machine learning. All of these and more will increase your walking pace by more than 200%.

Details of Theia Guidance System

Theia Guidance System A

With little user input, Theia acts like an autonomous device that benefits users. You can program routes to different destinations and even avoid accidents. Just say “Hey Theia, take me to _____” and it will work. Theia then moves to the saved destination.

Theia can do many things as an IoT device. The Internet of Things feature allows devices to process data in real time. It will tell you the traffic density and the weather. Useful if you need to step on elevators, shops, entrances and even pedestrian crossings. Even at those busy crossroads, crossing Theia is no longer so scary.

Theia Guidance System

Theia is like having a digital cane, but this can pull you. It tells you what you need to know and makes you aware of your surroundings. This device is designed with a remote sensing method that uses a camera and light. It has an internal processor and uses control moment gyroscope (CMG) technology. The latter is the same technology used in spacecraft and satellites.

Theia Guidance System Design

If you have an idea similar to Theia, you can submit it to the Design Intelligence Awards. You can receive funding to ensure that your concept or prototype is finally produced. Click here to register for the 2022 Design Intelligence Award for free.

Theia Guidance System Prototype Rendering

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