Visually challenged friendly navigation facilitation system
Name : Purba Biswas
District & State : South Twenty Four Parganas, West Bengal
Award : Class 11th - 12th
Award Function : IGNITE 2018 Awards
Award Year : 2018
To help the blind people walk around easily, the idea of students is to have navigation poles across the city to help the blind move around freely. The poles are identified through sensors and have tactile/ braille signage for directions as well as audio instructions. They also suggest incorporating three different musical tones in traffic light system for the three lights, which helps the blind identify the correct traffic signal. They also want smart guiding tiles on all walkways and at crossroads so that they can feel the grooves in the tiles with their sticks and navigate easily.