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.
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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.
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.
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.
San Francisco, May 18
With an aim to offer students with disabilities an opportunity to learn the language of technology, Apple is bringing an accessible coding programme to schools serving the blind and deaf communities, first to the US and then to more schools around the world.
KOLKATA: The Calcutta High Court on Wednesday gave the Centre a September deadline to replace high lead-content devices with non-toxic parts in Taylor Frame, an equipment used by visually disabled persons to learn mathematics.
The students of Acropolis College Indore have invented a guiding stick for the visually impaired. This electronic walking stick will help them to identify the hurdles on the path accurately and also inform different other types of changes coming on the way.