Teen’s simple solution to help visually impaired travelers | DisabledGo News and Blog

A new wristband device, which can help visually and hearing impaired people navigate the UK bus network, has undergone trials in Nottingham this week. The “ViBus” was designed by Daria Buszta, an 18-year-old student at Bilborough College and involves Bluetooth-enabled wristbands, which vibrate when a passenger approaches their stop. If the trial, hosted by Nottingham-based Yourbus, is deemed successful the device could go on to improve the lives of millions of disabled people in the UK. At present Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB) statistics show that almost two million people in the UK are living with sight loss. It is predicated that by 2050, the number of people with sight loss in the UK will double to nearly four million. Findings from the RNIB’s recent ‘My Voice’ survey confirmed that barriers to travel and transport remain a major issue for blind and partially sighted people. The results revealed that 40 per cent of blind and partially sighted people were not able

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