We developed a belt which will help these people to travel safely and autonomously. The obstacles will be detected by the belt and the person shall receive a pre-recorded message as a warning. The advantage of this device is voice based announcement for easy navigation, i.e. the user gets the voice which pronounces the directions he needs to move to reach his destination safely. The belt will be activated by a mobile application which will make it easier for the blind person to operate the belt.
ABOUT THE ENTRANT
Name: Tamanna Sood
Type of entry: team
Tamanna Sood, v. Sai Anila, Manan Bhardwaj, Naveen daksh
Number of times previously entering contest:1
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People with complete blindness or low vision often have a difficult time self-navigating outside well-known environments. In fact, physical movement is one of the biggest challenges for blind people. Therefore, they face basic challenges in mobility, education, employment and an independent living, which ultimately impacts their inclusion in the society. They are dependent for visual feedback on others.
In India, there were 7.2 million blind people in 1990, which rose to 8.075 million in 2015.
Making the country the home of almost a quarter of the total 36 million blind people. According to latest census report. India has the largest population of blind people in the world. That’s over 8 million people. Most of them live in the poorest parts of the country with little or no access to even basic health care facilities.
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