GoPro cameras aren’t only useful for extreme sports and extravagant selfies, they can also expose some of the troubles people have to deal with on a day to day basis. That’s what one doctor used it for after he found himself abused constantly on the public transit system in London, England. The reason for this abuse? He’s blind, and needs a guide dog to help him.
Patel now uses Kika, a guide dog, to traverse the subway and rail systems. It was the continued abuse of both his dog and himself that led him to strap a GoPro to Kika and record his interactions with staff and other pedestrians.
He claims that Kika gets pushed out of the way or hit with umbrellas while she’s leading him, and people will avoid helping him in any way. In the video below, Patel waits for five minutes without being helped by a transit officer. They only respond after he shouts for help several times.