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Students design tool for visually-impaired

Two students of an Indore College, who designed a navigation system for the visually-impaired, walked away with the second prize at Technofest-2006 at IIT-Mumbai.

india Updated: Feb 01, 2006 12:37 IST

Two students of an Indore College, who designed a navigation system for the visually-impaired, walked away with the second prize at Technofest-2006 at IIT-Mumbai.

The project Divya Drishtiwas displayed under the Smart Tech Category, called Prayas (endeavour) by the organisers. Pallavi Tiwari and Dhruv Sakalle of GSITS, Indore, who developed the device said, “The device will prove to be a major boon for the visually-challenged persons if it is installed at public places.”

The indoor navigating device consists of three portable static transmitter units sound beacon, arrowhead alignment assembly and a path locating transmitter. The device guides the wearer along a minimum obstruction route via path location and arrowhead receivers fitted on the cap.

If a person deviates from the infrared way, it activates the sound beacon.

SMART BOX
Navigation system
• The device is fitted with 3 portable static transmitter units
• Infrared receivers are fixed in the cap and armband
• They guide wearers along a route of minimum obstruction
• If the wearer deviates the sound beacon gets activated