Basic navigation tools for the visually impaired such as the white cane have not changed significantly for over a century. Whilst being inexpensive and intuitive, they have been largely untouched by advances in science, design and engineering, and are particularly unwieldy for sports. Prescient aims to revolutionize this by equipping the visually imparted with a new ‘sixth’ sense of navigation.
Employing advances in neuroplasticity – the ability of the brain to ‘rewire’ itself in response to changes in behaviour, or environment – Prescient offers real-time sense of physical space through tactile feedback. With practice, it may even be possible to entirely compensate for the disability