[nobe-l] K sonar from BAT
aadkins7 at verizon.net
Thu Oct 14 10:54:51 UTC 2010
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From: "Jewel S." <herekittykat2 at gmail.com>
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Sent: Wednesday, October 13, 2010 10:07 PM
Subject: Re: [nobe-l] K sonar from BAT
>I am saving up for one. It is about $600 US. It is not the most
> expensive AT (my embosser was in the range of the tens of thousands),
> but it is not the cheapest either.
> I have not actually seen one in person, but there is a video (or maybe
> it's jsut audio...I don't know, since I can't see it) that is a
> demonstration of the KSonar, and it is amazing. From listening to it,
> I know that it would be very useful for myself who can use just a tad
> of echolocation but not much (I can tell how big a room is and
> sometimes where an object is, like a car or bush). I once asked my
> boyfriend, "is that a mustang convertible?" He said it was and was a
> bit perplexed that I knew that. I said I just'knew' and that is so. I
> even knew it was a bright red convertible even though I wasn't clsoe
> enough to see the colour. Gods, I love red mustang
> convertibles...anywho! I contacted the British distributor and they
> pointed to APH, who supposedly sells it, though I didn't see it on
> their website and not gotten around to calling them to find out. You
> might call them and ask, though.
> On 10/13/10, Anita Adkins <aadkins7 at verizon.net> wrote:
>> Hello Everyone,
>> I am curious about the K sonar. Has anyone used it, and is/was it
>> beneficial for you? I love the sound of the idea. Recently, I had to
>> a ten-minute lesson in Science about sound, and so I thought it would be
>> neat if sound waves could be used to alert blind folks to obstacles by
>> conceiving a device that could somehow detect sound waves and draw a
>> of where sound was not occuring to avoid obstacles. I decided to see if
>> had already been invented since if I could think of it, it probably had
>> conceived already. It had, and as usual pertaining to assistive
>> it sounds expensive if New Zealand and US currency are equivalent. Does
>> anyone know of any US distributors of this product, and if so where?
>> if you have one of these devices, where did you purchase from and was the
>> supplier a reputable supplier. Right now, I am just curious and wanting
>> learn more. I would appreciate it if anyone with information or
>> on this is willing to share. The link below is for one company where I
>> found this device.
>> Also, this website gives different places to get the item
>> http://www.batforblind.co.nz/distributors.phpRemember, Jesus Loves You.
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