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Boy develops glasses for the blind

Shared by Ana Duarte on 2018-05-25 14:04

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The G4B’s technology is based on echolocation (when the sound waves hit a nearby object, they produce an echo that bounces back to a bat). It works by using ultrasound and infrared sensors that can help blind users detect obstacles on their path. It can detect any obstacles on all sides within a distance of two meters. The infrared sensor located in the middle of the innovation allows it to detect obstacles in case the ultrasound sensors fail.

Every time the gadget finds an obstacle, a beep sound is heard (through the audio output) along with vibration, to alert the user.

“The idea (for G4B) struck when a blind woman asked me for directions, which made me to think how difficult it might to be blind in today’s world where the streets are crowded and cluttered with electric poles, signboards etc.”, Anang explained.

The student always loved tinkering and learned things by himself. “I spend most of my time making new things, maybe a robot, gadget. Science, especially physics, has always been my interest area and since we didn’t have television, mobiles or internet, I learnt by opening remote-controlled cars, broken gadgets etc.”, he said.

Up to 2017, Anang had created three prototypes, which he showcased to the world. As soon as the final prototype is read, the inventor will he aided by UNICEF, among other, in promoting and getting the G4B to the market.

The inventor already won several awards, which have been a resource for him to be able to develop his projects.

“You will know how I work if you were with me – I go without sleep for 2-3 days at a stretch when I start working on something, because if I don’t win the first place in a competition, I will fall short of money for my next project”, Anang noted.

The young man wants to keep working as an inventor. “I want to make world a better place to live in. My passion for ideas, innovation and inquisitiveness about how machines work will forever persist. And I will continue to create”, he expressed.

Adapted from: https://bit.ly/2LuCbNV
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8XEIcWSFtDw

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Anang Tadar, from India, was a 20-year-old high school student when he invented, in 2017, the G4B: special glasses for the blind. He created this device after a blind woman came to him asking for directions.

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