Visual impairment(Blindness) is a worldwide problem. According to stats, there are two hundred and eighty-five million visually impaired people around the globe, and among those, four
million live in Pakistan.
Navcane is ICT-based solution invented by students of Information Technology University, Lahore. It is a small device to attach with White cane which can alert them of any obstacle from a distance and help them to memorize their right direction.
The First prototype of Navcane presented in the Design for Scale Expo offering the innovative solution.
- It detects obstacle via ultrasonic sensor and vibrator start vibrating every time there is an obstacle coming ahead, alerting user to change the path.
- Magnetometer guides them to avoid deviating from the track.
Navcane’s Researchers team claim that our technologically advanced cane can help visually impaired people to solve their Navigational problems and get independency in their life.
Navcane is working with IPAL (Innovations for Poverty Alleviation Lab) which developing ICT Solutions for low-income communities. To reach low-income visually impaired people, Navcane launching its donation campaign worldwide which titled as “Donate a Navcane” which will ensure transparency and delivery to right people.