Oseyeris has developed the Macaron, which is a handheld device that pairs with an app on your iPhone. The Macaron can measure almost anything using its tape measure feature or long range feature. Not only can you measure your refrigerator, window, or bookshelf, but you can also measure the dimensions of a room, and you can even take your body measurements.
Measurements are spoken to the blind user, and can also be saved to a folder on a cloud service, like Dropbox or iCloud, for future reference.
The Macaron also has a navigation feature that detects objects in your path. The navigation feature provides audio and haptic feedback that allows a blind person to tell what objects are in their path, and what direction the object is in, and how far away it is.
Future versions of the Macaron will allow the user to leave breadcrumbs while navigating. This will make it easier to find points of interest.
You can find out more by visiting the Oseyeris website. There you can listen to audio recordings explaining all the Macaron’s features and register as a tester of the device.