• Short Summary

    A new sonic aid allows blind people to detect the distance of objects in front of them. London.

  • Description

    Item title reads - New 'eyes' for blind.

    Ultra sonic aid for the blind works when sound is bounced back from objects approaching, low pitch when they are near, and higher one as the distance increases. London.

    M/S of Walter Thornton, blinded when he was an R.A.F. officer, walking along using the new aid, C/U Mr Thornton waving the detector in front of him. L/S Ultra Electronics Group factory. Various interior shots of people at work on their benches. M/S man testing one of the aids. C/U of the parts on the bench. Various shots as Mr Maize puts the Ultra aid on the table in front of Mr Thornton. He straps the machine onto himself. C/U Mr Maize watching. C/U Mr Thornton putting in earpiece. M/S as he walks from the office. L/S Mr Thornton walking along corridor using the sonic aid, he walks around a trolley in front of him. Exterior shots as he successfully negotiates pillars on a building and goes off through the park.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:36:36:00 / 01:37:37:00

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