Last year, blind author Ryan Knighton recounted his tale of the struggles of taking his newborn baby out for a simple walk in a baby carrier.
For most, it's a relaxing part of everyday life.
But for Knighton, a seemingly mundane trip around the block became a dangerous, stressful journey. While a misstep or stumble would likely not seriously harm Knighton, it would be catastrophic for the tiny treasure held near his heart.
Such are the unique challenges and daily reality of the blind or visually impaired community.
For these individuals, everyday tasks like picking up the mail, taking the bus or going to the grocery store can seem almost insurmountable. Traveling out of state or the country is even more daunting.
Every trip must be planned down to the step. A single minor misstep, undetected barrier or careless pedestrian or car could easily veer them off course, or worse, cause injury.
Of course, specially designed canes or well-trained guide dogs have long helped the blind to navigate their world. Even still, the risk of getting lost or injured remains a constant worry -- and traveling with a vision-impaired companion can be an unknown, stressful experience.
Designed for the blind and visually impaired, this voice controlled GPS unit is the perfect solution for people on the go. This GPS unit will tell you your precise location, give you a description of what's around you, and even save destinations and trips to use again.
This indispensable device also uses a very easy vocal interface, allowing its user to vocally input their desired destination. From there, the device will pick the most blind-pedestrian-friendly route, complete with voice directions and navigation instructions. Once there, its user can record a voice message to 'geo-tag', or save, the route for quick future reference.
Every day, visually impaired individuals arm themselves with the tools they need to navigate their surroundings and live ordinary lives. The Kapten Plus GPS simply makes the journey that much easier.