EOS 1426 Navigating Using Echolocation

EOS 1426 Navigating Using Echolocation

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FlashSonar: Understanding and Applying Sonar Imaging to Mobility


Have you ever heard a blind person clicking their tongue while walking?  They're probably using echolocation.  This week Pete and Nancy dive into this method of orientation and mobility.

If you can’t see with your eyes, you need other ways of recognizing your environment in order to maneuver through it.  Like bats, humans can also use echolocation.  Hosts Peter and Nancy Torpey speak with Daniel Kish and J Louchart of World Access for the Blind about “Flash Sonar”, an echolocation technique they developed and teach worldwide.