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.