Global Patent Index - EP 1035822 A1

EP 1035822 A1 2000-09-20 - METHOD AND SYSTEM ENABLING THE BLIND AND THE PARTIALLY SIGHTED TO DIRECT THEMSELVES AND FIND THEIR WAY IN UNKNOWN SURROUNDINGS

Title (en)

METHOD AND SYSTEM ENABLING THE BLIND AND THE PARTIALLY SIGHTED TO DIRECT THEMSELVES AND FIND THEIR WAY IN UNKNOWN SURROUNDINGS

Title (de)

VERFAHREN UND SYSTEM UM SEHBEHINDERTEN ZU ERMÖGLICHEN, SICH IN UNBEKANNTEN ORTEN ZU ORIENTIEREN

Title (fr)

PROCEDE ET SYSTEME PERMETTANT AUX PERSONNES NON OU MAL VOYANTES DE S'ORIENTER ET DE SE DIRIGER DANS UN ENVIRONNEMENT INCONNU

Publication

EP 1035822 A1 (FR)

Application

EP 98956942 A

Priority

  • FR 9802518 W
  • FR 9715352 A

Abstract (en)

[origin: FR2771626A1] The invention concerns a method and a system enabling the blind and the partially sighted (40) to direct themselves and find their way in unknown surroundings (41, 46). Said method consists in teletraining (43a, 43b, 43c, 43d) using a portable sensor (1, 11) in particular touch-sensitive (2) or audio, the blind or partially sighted person (40) about the path (44, 47) he must follow to move from one point to another, avoiding obstacles. Said method enables the blind or partially sighted person, having no material landmark which he could remember and recognise by feeling his way with his walking stick, to find his way particularly in the streets of a town, in the corridors of an underground railway or of a building.

IPC 1-7 (main, further and additional classification)

A61H 3/06

IPC 8 full level (invention and additional information)

A61H 3/06 (2006.01)

CPC (invention and additional information)

A61H 3/068 (2013.01); A61H 3/061 (2013.01); A61H 2003/063 (2013.01)

Citation (search report)

See references of WO 9927883A1

Designated contracting state (EPC)

AT BE CH CY DE DK ES FI FR GB GR IE IT LI LU MC NL PT SE

EPO simple patent family

FR 2771626 A1 19990604; FR 2771626 B1 20000526; AU 1339999 A 19990616; EP 1035822 A1 20000920; US 6486784 B1 20021126; WO 9927883 A1 19990610

INPADOC legal status


2002-12-18 [18D] DEEMED TO BE WITHDRAWN

- Effective date: 20020601

2000-09-20 [17P] REQUEST FOR EXAMINATION FILED

- Effective date: 20000530

2000-09-20 [AK] DESIGNATED CONTRACTING STATES:

- Kind Code of Ref Document: A1

- Designated State(s): AT BE CH CY DE DK ES FI FR GB GR IE IT LI LU MC NL PT SE