You no longer need to be able to see to enjoy virtual reality. A walking cane that simulates the feeling of real objects is letting people who are blind explore digital simulations.
People who lose their sight require extensive training to learn how to navigate the world safely. This can be daunting, especially when it involves risky scenarios like crossing busy roads.
Microsoft’s “canetroller” offers vibrating feedback in a virtual environment, letting people who are blind experience digital simulations of risky scenarios.