Yissum Ltd. Presents a Virtual Cane for the Visually Impaired  
6/21/2011 9:19:15 AM

JERUSALEM--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Yissum Research Development Company Ltd., the technology transfer company of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, presented today at the Israeli Presidential Conference, a virtual cane that will significantly improve the orientation and mobility of sight-impaired people. This new device can assist blind people in estimating the distance and height of various obstacles. The invention was registered as a patent by Yissum, which is now seeking strategic partners for further development.