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Bengaluru students innovate search-n-rescue robot, smart stick for visually challenged

Thu, 07/05/2018 - 11:13 -- koshy.mathew@ey...

BENGALURU: The students of Sapthagiri College of Engineering have developed a Hexapod (six-legged robot), a spider-shaped robot — which can be used in search and rescue operations — and also as a Blindman’s Smart Stick for easy navigation for the blind.

Meet Feelif a digital gaming & educational device for the blind

Fri, 06/29/2018 - 15:17 -- koshy.mathew@ey...

Meet Feelif, the first worldwide provider of multisensory digital games and educational content for the blind and visually impaired, enriching lives all over the world.  Feelif developers invented unique technology that enables blind to feel shapes on a touch screen.  The technology is now being used to make games, educational content and provide a platform for apps. 

Fight for Sight research could see an end to eye injections for patients with macular degeneration

Wed, 06/27/2018 - 12:10 -- koshy.mathew@ey...

Eye research charity Fight for Sight has announced funding for a research project that could help see an end to eye injections for patients with wet age-related macular degeneration (AMD).

We have made the announcement at the start of Macular Week 2018. We will be funding researchers at the Universities of Birmingham and Bristol to develop medicines that could be given in ‘drop’ form rather than through the usual method of eye injection.

Mozhi project to open up world of fiction for the blind

Fri, 06/22/2018 - 10:34 -- geeta.nair

Thiruvananthapuram: In connection with Reading Month observance, ‘Koottu’, an organization engaged in providing assistance to blind/partially-blind students, has launched a one-month-long programme titled ‘Mozhi’ to help them enjoy short stories, novels and poetry.
Through ‘Mozhi’, the volunteers of Koottu aims to collect voice records of stories, short stories, and poems from the people from various walks of the society and thereby open up the world of fiction to their blind members.

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