Another day, another Microsoft Kinect hack. This hack basically enables the visually impaired to “better navigate through and stay informed about their environment.” Video after the break.

A Kinect is attached to a helmet and connected to a backpack-mounted Dell laptop. Also connected to the laptop is an Ardunio-controlled belt and a Bluetooth headset…Finally, thanks to a little C#, the whole package allows someone to walk down a hall and receive verbal and tactile notifications of obstacles in their path.

[via Engadget]