Sistema Universal de Apoyo a la Movilidad (SUAM) - Universal System to Support Mobility
SUAM is a technological system that enables the blind or visually impaired to locate and navigate within various urban establishments (i.e., train stations, airports, malls, etc.) in an autonomous and secure manner. When the hand held device is aimed at a specific place, an audible message reports the name, commercial nature of the business and direction of the selected object.
The mobile device operates when the user presses a central button scanning the surrounding area , the corresponding audible message is activated in order to communicate the details of the location to the user.
The ergonomic curved design of the hand held device complements the anatomical nature of the hand, which results in maximum comfort. The textured surface provides tactile feedback and minimizes slippage in the hand. In short, SUAM achieves audio signaling serving as a user-friendly, unobtrusive guide for the blind or visually impaired.