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Faisalabad IT student develops smart shoe for the visually impaired

The shoe detects obstacles and alerts the person

SAMAA | - Posted: Feb 6, 2020 | Last Updated: 1 year ago
SAMAA |
Posted: Feb 6, 2020 | Last Updated: 1 year ago

Faisalabad's Shanza Munir has developed a smart shoe that can help visually impaired people.

She is an information technology (IT) student at Government College University.

The shoe has sensors that can detect obstacles coming in its way. It can alert the person through sounds and vibrations. Munir says that she wanted to do something for the blind community and that this shoe can alert them about physical obstacles in their path. The shoe has a power button and rechargable batteries installed. It cost Rs12,000 to make.

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  1. Rohila  February 16, 2020 4:06 pm/ Reply

    I hope Pakistanis start with new ideas than following year old ideas without any improvement on it and getting media coverage for it as well. It cannot be used by blind persons and are not even close to being a finished product for them. It is nothing more than a simple demonstration of how Ultrasound distance sensor work

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