Student invents device for people with vision disabilities

Asia-Pacific, February 20 2017

INDIA: In a bid to make the life of people with vision disabilities easy, Anang Tadar—a young boy from Arunachal Pradesh has come out with a innovative device by developing ‘G6B’ (Goggle for Blind), a special kind of wearable glasses made for people with vision disabilities. Tare is a class 11 student of New Galaxy Academy, Nirjuli in papum Pare district of the state.

Speaking to Northeast Today about this idea initiative, he said “I have developed this on the based on echolocation used by bats.”

Tadar further informed that the device will help people with vision disabilities to detect objects in their vicinity without physical contact. “It is an infrared sensor on the centre, which is equipped for safety purposes. The ultrasound sensor fitted in both side of the device detects obstacle on the left and right side of the user,” Tadar mentioned.

Tadar further shared that if the obstacle is in right side, then the motor on the right temple will vibrate and vice-versa, “This device can detect object from a distance of two metres.

It is worth mentioning that Tadar got the idea to develop this device while he was travelling in a car with a visually impaired girl. Tadar has recently received the Dinanath Pandey Smart Idea award for his innovation during an innovation festival held at Regional Science Centre.

Source: Northeast Today

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