StellarTrek Orientation Mobility Device

$1,595.00

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Leading the way in orientation and mobility!

How about a digital orientation assistant designed to help you travel independently and accomplish your daily tasks?

The StellarTrek, as the name suggests, is an exceptional digital orientation and mobility assistant with state-of-the-art GPS technology and a user-friendly touchscreen interface with buttons to guide you along your chosen route using appropriate voice commands.

The integrated optical sensor and artificial intelligence locate and recognize street addresses, doors and entrances, and provide audio and voice guidance to the last 40 feet of your destination. All to gain autonomy!

How does this product change your life?

How about a digital orientation assistant designed to help you travel independently and accomplish your daily tasks? Like a friend always ready to lend a hand, the StellarTrek’s built-in optical sensor and artificial intelligence locate and recognize street addresses, doors and entrances, and provide audio and voice guidance to the last 40 feet of your destination.

It recognizes and reads aloud texts such as street or entrance signs, ingredient lists, receipts or nutritional values on food labels. Its cameras offer text recognition capability in 14 languages.

With all-day battery life, there’s no fear of your smartphone running out of steam for navigation tasks. Its advanced features and a touchscreen menu, StellarTrek now makes a world of possibilities available, independently and safely.

Guiding you through the final 40 feet

Like a friend always ready to lend a hand, the StellarTrek‘s built-in optical sensor and artificial intelligence locate and recognize street addresses, doors and entrances, and provide audio and voice guidance to the last 40 feet of your destination.

Recognizing and reading text aloud

It recognizes and reads aloud texts such as street or entrance signs, ingredient lists, receipts or nutritional values on food labels. Its cameras offer text recognition capability in 14 languages.

Improving accessibility, mobility, and autonomy

With all-day battery life, there’s no fear of your smartphone running out of steam for navigation tasks. Its advanced features and a touchscreen menu, StellarTrek now makes a world of possibilities available, independently and safely.

Side by Side Comparison – StellarTrek vs. VR Trek

StellarTrek Orientation Mobility Device

Highlighted Features:

  • Navigate to your desired location by using either the virtual keyboard, a physical keyboard, or voice dictation
  • Get a more accurate final forty feet navigation with address recognition
  • Read labels, signs, mail, etc with the integrated OCR camera system using quick or detailed reading
  • Save your favorite destinations or obstacles on common routes by using the landmarks

A major update with the release of version 2.0 of StellarTrek

Barcode Reading

  • You can now read barcodes using the StellarTrek’s cameras! We can detect and read barcodes for food and personal health products (toothpaste, soaps, etc).
  • If the item you are trying to scan is not found in the database, or if it’s not accurate to your liking, you can enter a custom barcode using a voice tag (that can be later renamed in the settings menu, like landmarks!). It will be the last option in the list (or the only one if no results were found), or you can press the record button.
  • Custom barcodes can be exported and imported, like landmarks and routes, through the settings menu.
  • When trying to scan a barcode, please hold the Stellar about 6 inches (15 cm) away from the item you’re trying to scan for best result. It will probably require a bit of getting used to at first, but you’ll get the hang of it!
  • To access the barcode reading functionality, press and hold the up arrow. The previously named « Detection » menu has now been renamed « Applications ».

Color Recognition

  • In the same place you could find Barcode reading, you’ll now have color recognition!
  • This is a first iteration of a color recognition feature. Simply try to aim the StellarTrek at what you’re trying to see the color of, and press the Confirm button. It will take a picture and tell you if one or more colors were found in the middle of the image.
  • For best result, ensure that there is proper lighting where you’re taking the image, and hold the Stellar about 6 inches (15cm) from the item.
  • We currently categorize the results in a list of 43 colors.

Navigational Improvements

  • Map size has been significantly reduced (by about 65% to 80% depending on the map). Most countries (except the US) will be able to be installed completely on the device. The US can have 25+ states installed at once now.
  • The pedometer is back! Simply activate it in the Settings menu. Walking distance and walking time are available in the Information menu by pressing Down arrow.
  • When you turn on the last segment of your route, the StellarTrek will announce that you are on the last leg of your trip and that your destination is on the left or right and at what distance.
  • Traffic light information has been added to maps and intersection descriptions. Please note that the information is fairly accurate, but can be out of date in some rare instances. This will only indicate the presence of a traffic light, not its status. It does not have STOP signs.
  • Some issues when more than one languages are installed on the device when navigating (reading the exits in the wrong language, for example) were fixed.
  • Lots of bus stops and public transit information were added for North America (Canada and US), UK, Australia and New Zealand. The data we had available for EU was not reliable enough to add but we’ll keep looking at other solutions.
  • Maps for Syria and Singapore have been added.

Quality of Life

  • You can now enable an auto-shutdown when you’re in sleep mode. It can be set to Never, 30 minutes, 1 hour, 2 hours, or 4 hours. This is useful for those who sometimes put the device in sleep mode, which saves a bit of battery, but will still drain the device after a full day in sleep, and forget to shut it down.
  • Address confirmation will now also inform you if some text if found and if so, offer to switch to quick reading mode. This is very useful for some instances where the address on a door is too difficult to detect for the Stellar, but you could infer from some text your location.
  • Quick Reading now has longer pauses between blocks of text.
  • There was a button to switch to a numeric keypad on the right side of the pound sign that led to a numeric keypad we could not get out of. It has been removed.

Recent Testimonial:

“I am a long time Trekker user. Since I have my StellarTrek, I am sure that its high-capacity battery will never let me down! And if I get caught in a rainstorm, I don’t have to worry anymore because it is waterproof! With its cameras, which guide me to the final stages of my destination, StellarTrek is very very efficient!” – Andre, Canada


As reported at the 2022 ACB (American Council of the Blind) and NFB (National Federation of the Blind) conventions this year by David Goldfield, Blindness Assistive Technology Specialist at Comcast:

“After demonstrating some features of the Victor Reader Trek Rachel Feinberg of Humanware announced and demonstrated a prerelease version of a new GPS product from Humanware called the Stellar Trek. I have no original source link as this was just announced and so is likely not yet mentioned on Humanware’s Web site. As I am attending the ACB convention virtually I have not had an opportunity to examine it.

  • Size of a deck of cards
  • Two cameras on the back which can be used for door detection
  • Has OCR capabilities
  • She is demonstrating the OCR features as I write this. Quick reading mode takes pictures of text and then reads.
  • Makes a camera click sound as it processes text.
  • Quick reading is just for things like signs, menus, etc.
  • Detailed reading gives orientation information to help position the camera.
  • Detailed reading mode with a printed Humanware announcement was quite accurate.
  • Has virtual map browsing.
  • Stellar Trek can read at a distance of 8-12 inches.
  • Device is still in beta.
  • A bit longer than the Victor Trek but not quite as thick and wide. Similar in size to the Trekker Breeze. About seven buttons on the front panel, including a directional pad.
  • Below four-way direction pad is a long button on the left, small button on the right.
  • It is so new they don’t have a price yet.
  • It does not have the reading and media capabilities of the Stream.
  • Has Bluetooth, works with QWERTY keyboards, for typing in an address or WiFi password.
  • WiFI connection is needed for updating maps and downloading software.”

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Specifications:
  • Size: 140.5 x 61.5 x 27mm (5.53 x 2.42 x 1.06 inches)
  • Weight with battery: 183g (0.4 lbs)
  • Weatherproof 3.5mm stereo headset jack
  • Built-in mono omni-directional microphone
  • Built-in 500 mW speaker
  • Battery: Lithium-Ion, 3.7V nominal
  • Battery recharge time: Up to 3.5 hours with the supplied AC adapter. May be longer with other chargers or PC recharge.
  • Power supply: Switching type AC/DC. Input 100V – 240V, 50Hz – 60Hz.
  • Output: 5V –2.4A (max) USB socket, 5VDC, 1A
  • Operating temperature range: +10 to + 40 degrees Celsius
  • Storage and transportation temperature range: -20 to + 60 degrees Celsius
  • Operating humidity: 20% to 80% (non-condensing)
  • Storage and transportation humidity: 10% to 95% (non-condensing)
  • Internal memory: 32 GB eMMC Flash in combo eMCP chip
  • Ram memory: 4 GB dual-channel high-speed LPDDR4 SDRAM at 1866MHz
  • Weatherproof USB-C connector
  • Audio codec: High-quality mono speaker output with up to 20mW per channel for headphones.
  • Text-to-speech: Acapela
  • Recording: MP3 16-bit samples at a sampling rate of 44,100Hz with a bit rate of 64, 96, 128, 192 kbps, PCM 16-bit samples at a sampling rate of 44.100Hz
  • Cameras: 13MP dual cameras with 74 and 117 degrees diagonal FOV
  • Wi-Fi: a/b/g/n/ac SISO Dual Band 2.4/5GHz
  • Bluetooth: v5.x, 2.400 to 2.4835GHz, GFSK, π/4-DQPSK (2Mbps) and 8DPSK (3Mbps)
  • GPS: Multi constellation GNSS receiver with access to L1 and L5 bands
  • IP Certification: IPX1
  • What's in the box:
  • Handheld, pocket-size device
  • Hand strap/lanyard
  • Belt clip
  • Power adapter
  • Long USB A to USB C cable
  • Getting started guide (English/French)
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