Students develop software for the visually impaired
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.
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.
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