To navigate to specific sites in his yard, Decatur, IL, farmer Robert Miller (who is blind) uses a Rope Guide, which was first installed so that he could locate his wood-pile in order to bring wood into the house during winter. The Guide consists of steel posts driven into the ground about every 10 feet, with a nylon rope stretched between them. Finding the first stake when he comes out the door, Miller follows the rope line to the woodpile and back again. This guidance concept could also be used to walk to the mailbox, garden, picnic area, or any other location in the yard.
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Limitations Addressed by Product: Strength/endurance, Visual, Lower extremity
Last updated: Aug 30, 2022