The pulsing of the LEDs in the Relume pedhead
activates a speech message in a handheld receiver.
Relume personal receiver plays a recorded speech message when triggered by the Relume pedhead.
Standard features WALK indication
Directional speech message or vibrotactile indication at the receiver; message type is chosen by user.
Speech - Prerecorded speech message says "Proceed with caution" during the WALK interval if the user is standing within the width of the crosswalk lines extended, and aiming the receiver toward the opposite corner.
Vibrotactile - continuous low frequency vibration during WALK.
Wait message during DON'T WALK phases - says "Wait" and there is a pulsing tone during the flashing DON'T WALK
Vibrotactile - DON'T WALK is continuous high frequency vibration; flashing DON'T WALK is interrupted vibration.
Pedestrian signal heads must be Relume LED heads.
Pedhead must be carefully positioned to transmit information only within the width of the crosswalk.
Speech message recorded in personal receiver is triggered by pulsed light from the Relume LED pedestrian signal display.
Speech message during walk is not in language specified in MUTCD
Device has an approximately 15 degree field to pick up signal
Pedestrians who are blind must have access to receivers.
Pedestrians must know where the Relume pedheads are installed, or they are unlikely to search for or use the available information.