Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Blind runners are finding their own way thanks to new sonic tech

Meet Oscar Widegren. An 18-year-old athlete from Stockholm and fully visually impaired since he was 5. Sound is his most important sense when it comes to understanding and experiencing the world around him. As a person, he is optimistic, fearless and independent, and ever since he was a child he has been dreaming of getting the opportunity to sport, move, run just like everyone else his age, without always having to rely on someone by his side to guide him. Oscar just participated in a project called The Impossible Run. It’s a world-first experiment made together with the small Swedish…

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