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2022 / Design For Society / Design for Society / Student


  • Prizes
    Winner in Design for Society/Design for Society
  • Lead Designer
    Reily Cooper Jobe
  • Project Link
  • University
    Savannah College of Art and Design

The Echo is a pair of headphones and wand for the blind to help them navigate. It uses 8 audio drivers with ultra surround sound to create a more accurate soundscape than regular headphones. The wand has an emitter and the headphones have a receiver that creates a sense of artificial echolocation. When an object is closer, a higher pitched sound is emitted from that direction in the headphones allowing the user to navigate a space with sound alone.

Photo Credit: Reily Cooper Jobe