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Sunu Band is a sonar smartband that improves navigation for the visually impaired. Sunu Band combines sonar or echolocation with gentle precise vibrations to inform the user about objects or obstacles within their environment. Sunu Band augments awareness of the user’s personal space, reduces accidents and ultimately improves confidence while providing a more fluid and enjoyable mobility.
Users of Sunu Band wear it in conjunction with the cane or guide dog to augment awareness and complement mobility by detecting obstacles to the body and head in a way that's discreet and unobtrusive.
The band emits a high-frequency sound wave that bounces off of objects that the user encounters, and the resulting vibratory pattern changes depending on how close or far away the object is to the user. Specifically, the user feels vibration pulses on the wrist that become more frequent as an object is close or less frequent as the object is farther away.
Yes, we offer a series of online tutorials and guides that are available at http://tutorials.sunu.io .
With advanced features such as:
The edge detector is another unique feature of the Sunu Band. When walking through doorways or around corners, the edge detector provides a different haptic sensation that helps you locate the edge precisely.
Yes, the Sunu App is available for iOS and Android. The Sunu App can be downloaded for free from the Apple App Store and from the Google Play Store.
No, you can use Sunu Band without the App. However, we recommend downloading the app in order to keep your device current and up-to-date with the latest firmware updates that we provide over the cloud.
App main features are:
Sunu Band is for anyone living with impaired sight from acute vision loss, eyes disease, low vision or totally blind. Sunu Band works for children above five years of age, teens, young adults and adults.
Sunu Band technology will facilitate daily life. Our users report that it relieves anxiety, reduces 90% of accidents to the upper body and ultimately provides a more graceful and enjoyable mobility.
Yes, the Sunu Band is a complementary aid to the white cane or guide dog. Sunu Band is designed to detect and inform the user about obstacles to the upper-body, i.e. above the waist, at chest and head-level. Sunu Band is typically used on the opposite hand that holds the cane or guide dog harness.
Yes, Sunu Band comes with a belt and buckle strap that can be adjusted for a variety of wrist sizes. The strap is a standard 20mm watch band made out of a hypoallergenic and sweat resistant material.
At the moment there is only in teal.
Sunu Band is water resistant technology. We suggest that, like any electronic device, you minimize the exposure to water.
Sunu Band includes a rechargeable battery that charges up with a micro-USB to USB connector (cable included) and can be plugged into any USB charger. The battery life is:
Sunu Band retails for $299.
Don´t worry, we ship Sunu Bands worldwide.
We offer a 15 day satisfaction guarantee, meaning that if within 15 days, you are not completely satisfied with Sunu Band, simply, contact us to return the Sunu Band and receive your refund. There is only a $25 re-stocking fee. You can read more about our return policy by visiting our Warranty Page.
Yes, we offer a 1 year manufacturer’s limited warranty which is available on the web at https://www.sunu.io/warranty.html .
We believe that no person is ‘disabled’, and all we have are broken environments that can be fixed by willpower, hard work and a bit of ingenuity. At Sunu, our mission is to empower independence for the blind and visually impaired. Since founded in 2013, we’ve been creating cutting edge and award-winning technologies that augment the human sense and empower our abilities. We are Sunu and we help you move freely.