Seventh Sense Ltd is an Estonia based high technology company managed by industry leaders in invention, design and entrepreneurship.

We have developed revolutionary technology based on a significant invention which creates a new sense for humans. It allows blind and visually impaired persons to navigate much more easily without assistance from other people. This technology provides them with great autonomy and freedom of movement.

THE WORLD WILL BE MORE ACCESSIBLE FOR EVERYONE

Our technology and solutions allow blind persons to actually feel the environment around them and to understand where is a doorway, wall, table, another person and any other object with great accuracy. They can also feel when a person is moving towards or away. Every change in the surrounding environment is immediately felt by user. Our technology will greatly improve their quality of life and reduce costs for attendant care.

A BIG DIFFERENCE IN THE EVERYDAY LIVES OF BLIND PEOPLE

It is estimated by recent studies on global health that 217 million people suffer from visual impairment and 36 million from blindness. The affected have their autonomy jeopardized in terms of many everyday tasks, the most challenging being moving through an unknown environment. Ref: Magnitude, temporal trends, and projections of the global prevalence of blindness and distance and near vision impairment: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Lancet Global Health 2017

Individuals rely mainly on vision to understand their own position and direction in the environment, recognizing many elements in their surroundings, as well as their distribution and relative location. Those tasks are usually classified under the categories of “orientation” or “wayfinding,” while the capability to detect and avoid nearby obstacles relates to “mobility.” A lack of vision significantly reduces the ability to perform such tasks.



TECHNOLOGY LEAP LEADING TO SUPER SENSES

The most common aid for blind people is the traditional white cane, invented by James Bigg in 1921. By using the white cane the blind person can only detect what the white cane touches, this means what surrounds one meter in front and up to one meter in height. We enable blind people to sense much further and in far greater accuracy.

Using our technology a blind person has a real-time understanding of his surroundings in unprecedented resolution and accuracy. It is truly like creating a new sense for a person. Our device provides total independence to blind and visually impaired people.

We work in co-operation with Estonian Federation of the Blind and European Blind Union (EBU) who fully support the further development of this technology.



Team

Johannes Väänänen (Founder, Chairman, CEO)

Marcello Tessieri (VP Sales)

Timo Remes (Mechanics Chief)

Paavo Repo (Controller)

Rami Niiranen (Hardware Chief)

Paavo Pietola (Design Partner)

Judge William L. Burns (General Counsel)

Peter Vesterbacka (Entrepreneur Partner)

Raido Kislov (Graphics Chief)

Hanna Sell (Manager, NGO and Public Relations)

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  • Seventh Sense Ltd is an Estonia based high technology company managed by industry leaders in invention, design and entrepreneurship.
    We work in co-operation with Estonian Federation of the Blind and European Blind Union (EBU) who fully support the further development of this technology.