Smart window displays the view outside to blind passengers


Blind passengers miss something amazing in the flying experience: the view outside. However, a concept created by Ford gives some food for thought. Ford has devised Feel The View, a prototype smart car window that enables blind or partially-sighted people to visualize the passing scenery through touch. The system takes pictures, which are turned into high-contrast monochrome images and then reproduced on the window glass using special LEDs. By touching the image, different shades of gray vibrate with a range of 255 intensities, allowing passengers to touch the scene and rebuild in their mind the landscape in front of them.

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Ever since his first flight on a TriStar, Adam has loved air travel, and since becoming editor of the Aircraft Interiors International brand he has really enjoyed the opportunity to be involved with the latest aircraft and airline products before they are even launched. Adam co-ordinates the running of the magazine, from commissioning articles and artwork, to ensuring that high standards of quality are maintained, as well as managing online content. Adam is proud to sit on the jury of the Crystal Cabin Awards and to have laid on the bed in Etihad's Residence.

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