Sian Harrison and the Rugby Lionesses are undertaking the 10Km Wolf Run on 2nd November 2013 in support of Warwickshire Asssociation for the Blind. Why not make a donation through our localgiving page and double your donation with the "grow your tenner" campaign?
Workers at a hospital in Japan have demonstrated a new robot that could take the place of seeing-eye dogs for visually-impaired people. A private company in Japan developed the device, which is one meter tall and 50 centimeters wide. The user grips a handle and the robot’s voice leads the person in the right direction. A blindfolded hospital employee tested the robot in Atsugi City, near Tokyo. The device has pre- installed information about the facility. It includes where the walls or doors are located. The robot avoids these obstacles and guides the person safely through the area.