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Object - Mowat sensor

From the Collection of Vision Australia 454 Glenferrie Road Kooyong Victoria

1 pale green coloured plastic rectangle sensor with a brown nylon, plaited wrist strap
50 x 27 x 150mm
Object Registration
b/c 1011352, L4573/31
assistive devices
Historical information
The Mowat Sensor model MS 01, is a pale green, palm-sized, plastic battery operated device with a darker green switch on top. It is partially open at one end with two grilles. A microphone plugs into the other end with a wrist strap. It came with a brown vinyl carry case and owner's manual, which are not included. This Hand held device for the visually impaired uses high frequency sound to detect objects within a narrow beam. The sensor vibrates if an object is present, responds to closest object within the beam. The vibration rate increases as user approaches object. There are two range settings: short, responds to objects less than 1 meter away (indoor use) and long, responds to objects of sufficient size up to 4 meters. The sensor can be hand held or carried in pocket or purse. As a facility intended for partially sighted people, the compass also includes an in-built color indicator (visible through the semi-transparent enclosure), which indicates the direction using a combination of three colours. Weight: 185 grams.
When Made
Made By
Wormald International Sensory Aids Ltd (Maker)
Inscriptions & Markings
Model MS01
Last updated
16 Jan 2019 at 12:56PM