Ohio State University, Partners Develop ‘Smart Paint’ to Help the Visually Impaired Navigate Cities

Story excerpt provided by Government Technology.

Written by Ben Levine.

In this installment of the Innovation of the Month series, we explore the use of smart technologies to help blind and visually impaired people better navigate the world around them. A team at Ohio State University has been working on a “smart paint” application to do just that.

MetroLab’s Executive Director Ben Levine sat down with John Lannutti, professor of materials science engineering at Ohio State University; Mary Ball-Swartwout, orientation and mobility specialist at the Ohio State School for the Blind; and Josh Collins, chief technology officer at Intelligent Material to learn more.

Ben Levine: Could you please describe what “smart paint for networked smart cities” is? Who is involved in this project?

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Originally published February 12, 2018.

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