Digital guides for visually impaired athletes

We want you to run free

In early 2022, Nordic Evolution introduced a new way the for visually impaired to move without traditional companions such as man or dog. An audio guidance system that enables blind athletes to independently follow digitally designed paths and focus on the task at hand, the motion.

Guidance through sound signals

While following a pre-recorded digital path, you hear infrequent signals in both ears. If you stray off the path, the side facing the center turns silent, while the signal gets increasingly frequent in the ear furthest away from center. This makes it easy to keep in the center while moving along a digital path.

The Nordic Evolution guidence system generates sound alerts in the left and right ear so the visually impaired person can stay center while following a digital path

A Paralympian demonstrates

We sell our digital guide system

Earphones

Earphones for Nordic Evolution digital guide gps module for visually impaired athletes

Guidance module

For visually impaired

A digital guide system that enables people with impaired vision to enjoy sports and everyday trips without being accompanied by a guide. Popular activities are for example running, cross-country skiing, alpine skiing, long jump, skating, kayaking and hiking. The digital guide is also convenient in your everyday life, for walking to school, the grocery store, the gym etc. without a companion.

What to carry

Wireless earphones and the Nordic Evolution guidance module which is 14 cm high, weighs about 100 grams and is worn with a custom headband. The system requires a WIFI-network which can be generated by a smartphone.

How to set up navigation

First you create the digital path you would like to follow, or you use the user-generated paths in our database. You can record a path by moving the module over the ground, but you can also design the path on a map in our computer interface. 

Then you design the type of audio signals that you would like as a guide along the path. Besides GPS navigation you can set distance marks, information about slopes or other places of interest, it’s up to you!

An unique guide system

The compact Nordic Evolution guidance module includes a high-precision GPS that connects to several satellite systems and with a unique series of sensors, the system offers an average position accuracy of 10 cm in the majority of Sweden. In optimal environments, the system can reach an accuracy of 1 cm. This precision, combined with a sophisticated and intuitive computer interface, enables users to easily create and follow their own paths, as well as sharing them with other users. As of today, the Nordic Evolution guidance system is solely adapted to the local network conditions in Sweden, so please contact us for use in other countries.

Suitable for various activities

Running

Cross-country skiing

Alpine skiing

Long jump

swimming

skating

Everyday life

cycling

Triathlon

Set up guide paths and sound alerts

Manage paths In the user interface

Design paths and sound alerts in the firmware for visually impaired athletes

A path following an arena track

Digital guide path for visually impaired recorded from gps

Buy a system for your sports ground

To your visually impaired athletes

Do you want to make your sports club available for visually impaired athletes? Enable them to run, jump etc. on their own without the need of available companions? We want as many people as possible to benefit from our digital guides and sharing a system is a great way to increase accessibility.

We always deliver our systems with training but we also offer to set up the paths you want around your sporting grounds. For athletics, this could for example be a digital path for the long jump, the 100 meter sprint and along a lap around the arena, that also could be used for warm ups before other sports. In this way, your visually impaired athletes could enjoy some of the exercises without being dependent on a companion.

Contact us to discuss how we can supply a digital guide with custom paths to the visually impaired athletes in your sports club.

With custom designed paths

Blind child testing digital guidance with the Nordic Evolution GPS system
blind person skiing with digital guide gps module on helmet
Den blinde motionären Johan Pettersson testade digital ledsagning på löparbana genom Nordic Evolutions GPS-baserade digitala ledsagare.

Set up guide paths and sound alerts

In the user interface

An arena track

26 KM löpning utan en människa som guide, vilken grej! 💫

Den digitala guiden Nordic Evolution guidar utifrån GPS-punkter med centimeter-precision. Man springer i en ljudkorridor där ljudet förändras beroende på position i bandbredden. En banan mäts upp ungefär som ett segment i Strava, och det är möjligt att lägga in kommandon som ger förvarningar om förändring i terrängen.

Sprang idag åtta varv på en 3,3 km slinga. En fin grusväg, med lagom kupering och utan trafik, ren och skär livskvalitet helt enkelt!🏃🏻🙌🏼

An arena track

26 KM löpning utan en människa som guide, vilken grej! 💫

Den digitala guiden Nordic Evolution guidar utifrån GPS-punkter med centimeter-precision. Man springer i en ljudkorridor där ljudet förändras beroende på position i bandbredden. En banan mäts upp ungefär som ett segment i Strava, och det är möjligt att lägga in kommandon som ger förvarningar om förändring i terrängen.

Sprang idag åtta varv på en 3,3 km slinga. En fin grusväg, med lagom kupering och utan trafik, ren och skär livskvalitet helt enkelt!🏃🏻🙌🏼