Student's invention helps visually impaired read books

Gursimran Singh, a class 11 student at Gurugram's Amity International School, has been awarded a grant of Rs 20 lakh for his device that will enable visually impaired people to read.

So far, his device has helped nearly 150 people with visual impairments. The device is called EyeScribe and it helps in reading and understanding by dictating the text and allowing the user to create a mental picture of the subject.

The EyeScribe is smartphone-compatible and can be translated into different languages. It has a camera attached with spectacles that takes pictures of the text that they want to read.

Singh was inspired by his grandfather’s blind brother to make a device which would help the visually impaired. He saw how much he struggled and was determined to help those with visual disabilities.

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