Scientist from Altai developed electronic guide for blind people

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The manufacture of electronic guides for the blind is being held in the Altai region (Russia), the press center of the regional administration informs.

The device was developed by a young scientist, Sergey Umbetov. He started working on his project six years ago.

“The electronic guide is a small device, attached to the arm, like a watch, which replaces the classic walking cane. Having it, one can feel things at a distance: the person stretches the hand, and the device vibrates or gives a signal if there are any objects nearby. The stronger the signal is, the closer the obstacle is. The device should be charged just once a week,” said Umbetov.

The guide was successfully tested by a group of visually impaired children. They feel more confident with this device.

The young scientist was given a grant in the amount of 300,000 rubles ($4,550 – ed.) to put the manufacture into practice.

Text by INTERFAX.RU

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