Pakistani student creates a device for the visually impaired

The sensor on the device buzzes each time it detects an object in close proximity

Tech Desk/APP December 12, 2017
Children from Ida Rieu School took part in the walk to raise awareness about the visually impaired. PHOTO: ATHAR KHAN/EXPRESS

A Pakistani student from Peshawar has developed a device that helps people with visual impairment walk.

The device, Sonic Eye, includes a white stick which has a navigation device attached along with a sensor that buzzes each time it detects an object in close proximity.

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The student behind the device, Hafsa Jamal, stated that she is also preparing a mobile app which would help the visually impaired navigate using their phone instead of a stick altogether.

Late last year, students from Karachi University developed several applications for Android and websites. One of the projects displayed was a website DockKnock developed by Mehak Shakeel and Nashra Ghauri, which enables patients to contact doctors online regarding whichever disease or illness they are suffering from.

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Jamal also wants to eventually place such navigational devices on items used in the daily life; currency notes, cameras to help identify any and every obstacle.


Amir Najam Sethit | 4 years ago | Reply Nice. They do really great job. I Appreciate this all students.
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