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Students develop software for the visually impaired

Staff Reporter
Filed on June 10, 2015

The prize-winning project ‘EyeSee’, created by a team of students from the UOWD, uses ultrasonic technology to detect obstacles and notify the user via audio feedback when they are outdoors.


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Students explain their projects at the software tradeshow organised by  the University of Wollongong in Dubai. Supplied photo

Dubai - A software, which enables the visually-impaired to navigate effectively within their homes and outside, bagged the prize in a competition held as part of the annual Software Development Trade show, organised by the University of Wollongong in Dubai (UOWD).

The prize-winning project ‘EyeSee’, created by a team of students from the UOWD, uses ultrasonic technology to detect obstacles and notify the user via audio feedback when they are outdoors, and small vibrations via a wristband when indoors.

Over 100 student engineers and computer scientists from ten universities from across the UAE showcased a range of lifestyle improvement technology projects at the annual trade show.

Judged by a leading panel of experts from the world of industry and academia, entries were marked on their level of innovation and research, real-world applicability, integration of new technology and benefit to the community.

Now in its 9th year, the competition is a regular fixture in UOWD’s calendar and is one of a number of initiatives, which helps students link academic theory with industry practice.

The event saw over 30 teams compete for prizes, internships and certificates.

— education@khaleejtimes.com





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