Young Pakistani student creates navigation device for the blind
23-year-old Hifza Jamal is a student from Peshawar in Pakistan and has developed a device that can help the blind to see.
Her device is called Sonic Eye and it helps the blind navigate the world through the medium of sound. The device can sense any solid objects around a blind person and alert them with a loud sound.
This will help the blind become aware of the hurdles in their path and walk with more confidence with the information.
To create the device, Jamal took feedback from eye therapists and the vision impaired to understand their needs.
She is now working on the development of a mobile app that will allow the blind to walk without even having to use the stick.
The app has image processing, face recognition and object detection features, and uses the mobile phone camera to detect obstacles.