Designed for when you can’t easily use sight or due to a vision impairment, Sunu Band enables you to walk and travel with confidence. Sunu Band is the only smart-band that guides your way around obstacles. It uses sonar or echolocation to detect objects up to 16 feet or 5.5 meters away. Then haptic vibration feedback informs how close (or far away) you are to obstacles. Sunu Band compliments the white cane, guide dog or low vision. This smart-band augments your personal awareness, and reduces accidents to the body, chest, arms and head. Sunu Band is the only intelligent travel aid with more built-in sensors than any other device in the market. Explore and navigate unfamiliar places with Sunu Band’s haptic compass, place finder/explorer and GPS navigation app. Now you can enjoy the personal freedom of always knowing where you are, what’s around you, and how to get there with Sunu Band.
What is Sunu Band?
Sunu Band is a sonar smartband that improves navigation for the visually impaired. Sunu Band combines sonar or echolocation with gentle precise vibrations to inform the user about objects or obstacles within their environment. Sunu Band augments awareness of the user’s personal space, reduces accidents and ultimately improves confidence while providing a more fluid and enjoyable mobility.
Users of Sunu Band wear it in conjunction with the cane or guide dog to augment awareness and complement mobility by detecting obstacles to the body and head in a way that's discreet and unobtrusive.
How does Sunu Band work?
The band emits a high-frequency sound wave that bounces off of objects that the user encounters, and the resulting vibratory pattern changes depending on how close or far away the object is to the user. Specifically, the user feels vibration pulses on the wrist that become more frequent as an object is close or less frequent as the object is farther away.
Are there any tutorials and guides?
Yes, we offer a series of online tutorials and guides that are available at http://tutorials.sunu.io .
What are the main features of Sunu Band?
Sunu Band’s advanced features include:
Double-tapping gestures, Sunu Band works with sensors that will detect your wrist ‘s position to pause the detection when needed.
Complementary mobility aid, you will detect upper body obstacles from your knees to your head up to 15 feet ahead.
Hands free. Since users do not need to hold or carry it in their bag, full of devices. Once in the wrist is ready for use and includes smart gestures.
Powered by a Mobile App. Use your smartphone to adjust the Sunu Band settings to the ones you prefer and update the Sunu Band firmware when needed.
Simple interface. With just 2 side buttons and a sensitive touch pad learn Sunu Band functionality is easy and fast.
Sonar sensor differentiators. Adjust sonar waves for indoor or outdoor, intensity of vibrations, edge detector and so much more...!
Does Sunu Band come with a Mobile App?
Yes, the Sunu App is available for iOS and Android. The Sunu App can be downloaded for free from the App Store and from the Google Play store .
Do I need the App to use the Sunu Band?
No, you can use Sunu Band without the app, as an electronic mobility aid. However, we recommend downloading the app in order to keep your device current and up-to-date with the latest firmware updates that we provide over the cloud. The app also allows you to access a variety of features.
What can I do with the Sunu App?
App main features are:
- Firmware update
- Adjust vibration feedback intensity
- Customize the sonar range and sensitivity (indoor / outdoor)
- Includes a battery level indicator
- Activate advanced echolocation features such as Edge Detector
- Turn ON/OFF Gestures Control
- Turn ON/OFF Voice Services
- Quick guide
- Personal Sunu Profile
- Send emails to our support team
The next generation of Sunu (Band + App) is here.
Advanced Sonar with Texture & Shape Detection
The Sonar Texture detects the changes in an object’s hardness and provides haptic (vibratory) textures to distinguish between soft, medium, and hard. This improvement makes it super easy to differentiate between walls, trees, cars, people, bushes, and more. Additionally, the Sonar Shape helps Sunu Band users understand the boundaries of objects, the inclination of walls, the shape of things, wall intersections, and more.
A brand new gestures feature makes interacting with your Sunu Band much more intuitive. Simply tap your thigh to navigate through the features. Super easy!
Advanced Navigation with Place Finder & Street Pointer
Ready to head outside? We’ve made maps much easier to use. Simply point your Sunu Band or phone in any direction and quickly get real-time information of the names of streets or places in the direction you are pointing and determine if you’re headed the right way. The Sunu app will list places and streets in sightline based on how close they are.
My Sunu Band Tab (2.0)
Gain full access to all Sunu Band features through this tab. We’re continually adding new cool things, but that does not mean using them needs to be harder. We’re giving you full customization access to your Sunu Band by simplifying the interface, adding more options while keeping the classic tools. Customize the features that appear on your menu, and decide your quick access preferred feature.
Download the free SUNU App
Who is Sunu Band for?
Sunu Band is for anyone living with impaired sight from acute vision loss, eyes disease, low vision or totally blind. Sunu Band works for children above five years of age, teens, young adults and adults.
I am visually impaired. How will this affect my life?
Sunu Band technology will facilitate daily life. Our users report that it relieves anxiety, reduces 90% of accidents to the upper body and ultimately provides a more graceful and enjoyable mobility.
Can I use the Sunu Band with my white cane, guide dog or other travel aid?
Yes, the Sunu Band is a complementary aid to the white cane or guide dog. Sunu Band is designed to detect and inform the user about obstacles to the upper-body, i.e. above the waist, at chest and head-level. Sunu Band is typically used on the opposite hand that holds the cane or guide dog harness.
Does Sunu Band come in different sizes?
No, Sunu Band comes with a belt and buckle strap, however, it can be adjusted for a variety of wrist sizes. The strap is a standard 20mm watch band made out of a hypoallergenic and sweat resistant material.
Will Sunu Band fit my wrist?
Sunu Band fits the majority of our users, it’s built in a form of U so that your wrist feels the vibrations, nonetheless, if in doubt you can check out the measurements down below:
Upper Side: 5 cm. (2 in)
Lower Side: 6cm. (2.3 in)
10 cm. Long. (4 in)
2 cm. Wide. (0.8 in)
Are there different colours for Sunu Band?
Sunu Band is only available in black with a matte finish. The leading edges a teal and the strap is also black.
Is it water resistant?
Sunu Band is water resistant technology. We suggest that, like any electronic device, you minimize the exposure to water.
How long does the battery last?
Sunu Band includes a rechargeable battery that charges up with a micro-USB to USB connector (cable included) and can be plugged into any USB charger. The battery life is:
Up to three days of average usage or Five - Eight hours on constant use and Seven days on Low Power Mode.