Scientist from Altai developed electronic guide for blind people


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.


Pictures by