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Important Safety Information

This important safety information ("Safety Information") applies to Sunu® branded hardware and software products ("Product(s)") sold by Sunu, Inc. ("Sunu").

THE PRODUCT(S) ARE NOT REGULATED SAFETY DEVICES. THE PRODUCT(S) SHOUD NEVER BE USED AS A REPLACEMENT FOR YOUR EXISTING VISUAL AID SYSTEMS. THE PRODUCT(S) MUST ALWAYS BE USED IN COMBINATION WITH A CANE, A DOG GUIDE, OR A HUMAN GUIDE BECAUSE IT DOES NOT BY ITSELF CONTAIN ALL INFORMATION NEEDED FOR SAFE TRAVEL AND DOES NOT DETECT DROPOFFS. THE PRODUCT(S) ARE NOT INTENDED FOR USE IN THE RAIN. DO NOT ALLOW THE SONAR SENSOR TO GET WET. DO NOT USE THE PRODUCT(S) IN TEMPERATURES EXCEEDING 130°F OR 55°C. DO NOT ATTEMPT TO DISASSEMBLE THE PRODUCT(S).

Please consult a specialist in orientation and mobility, vision rehabilitation or a physician if you have questions about using Sunu® Band.

Sunu® Band is not intended to be used for- or to detect:

  • Street curbs
  • Drop-offs
  • Stairways
  • Inclined or uneven surfaces
  • Moving vehicles of any kind
  • Certain small objects that can be trip-hazards
  • Slippery or wet surfaces (whether indoors and outdoors)

You should use caution and not rely on the Sunu Band to:

  • Climbing, going up/down stairs, and steps
  • Crossing the street or any intersection where there is vehicular traffic

Interferences

The sonar sensor may experience interferences from other ultrasonic devices such as:

  • Automatic room lighting
  • Other Motion detectors
  • Other ultrasonic emitting devices

Interference make the Sunu® Band vibrate continuously and it may become unresponsive. If you experience interference in a certain environment, please discontinuous use until you are in an area free from interferences.

Children

Sunu® Band is not intended to be used by children under the age of 5 years old. Children under the age of 13 should use Sunu® Band with the supervision of an adult (parent or legal guardian). Please consult a specialist in orientation and mobility, vision rehabilitation or a physician to determine if Sunu® Band is right for your child.

Please refer to our privacy policy for information regarding the use of the Sunu mobile app and registration. We restrict use of the Service to individuals age 13 and above, and do not knowingly seek or collect personal information from anyone under the age of 13. Parents or legal guardians should register on behalf of any children under the age of 13.

Potential Hazards

Sunu's products have been tested and certified, and meet the necesarry electrical, radiative emissions and safety requirements for the FCC and CE. Though there are no known health risks with the Sunu® Band ultrasonic transducer for humans and most household pets, please use caution when using the device.

Avoid direct contact and/or closely placing the ultrasonic sensor to:

  • Your /or someone else’s ears, or that of pets and other animals
  • Direct contact with your skin
  • In close proximity to anyone who is pregnant

Sunu® Band is made of hypoallergenic materials. Discontinue use if you have any signs of developing a rash or an allergic reaction.

Device Care

Sunu® Band and Tag are not waterproof and are not intended for use in the rain and submerged underwater. If the device is wet, please allow it to dry before continuing use.

To prolong the life of you battery, we suggest that you avoid charging for prolong periods of time, in excess of 4 hours or overnight.

Last Revised on: October 2, 2016

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.

Get your Sunu Band from $20USD a month!

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Sunu Band Premium Purchase

Price
$499 USD

The Sunu Band is a smart mobility aid that uses echolocation to complement your white cane or guide dog. You simply wear it like a watch and it works as an invisible white cane for your upper body, allowing you to perceive people, obstacles, and spaces around you through vibrations.

Additionally, the band pairs to the Sunu App to provide on-the-go GPS assistance, accompanying you like a virtual sighted guide.

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Elder user using his hand to get information about near places
Elder user using his hand to get information about near places

Advanced Navigation with Place Finder & Street Pointer

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A user standing tapping their hip twice to turn on gestures

Gestures

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.

Sunu band from behind

Sunu Band Specs

15 feet or 4.5-meter detection range

Adjustable sensing angle up to 40º

Haptic Actuator

Licensed Immersion TouchSense®2200

127 haptic effects

User Interface

2 side mechanical buttons

1 capacitive touchpad

Connectivity

Bluetooth Low Energy

Battery

LiPo Battery 190mAh, 0.703W

Charging Port

Micro-USB

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THE SUNU BAND MAY BE A GREAT FOR YOU IF YOU:

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Already use other mobility tools: white cane or guide dog.

Are over 16 years of age.

Use a smartphone.

Have experience with Assistive Technology.

Move around places without the need of a sighted guide.

Have experience with Orientation and Mobility.

Want to protect your head and upper body.on availability, style, or even provide a review.

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