Loughborough University student Anthony Camu recently designed a portable handheld “robotic guide dog” device coined “Theia” that replicates the abilities of a guide dog for the visually impaired.

Theia uses real-time online data to guide sight-impaired individuals through outdoor environments and large indoor spaces. It uses a gyroscopic control system that moves the user’s hand, much like a guide animal, in the desired direction and stops them before they encounter high-risk scenarios, like at intersections or busy streets.

Watch the demo video from Loughborough University: