The population of the community of disabled citizens in Jamaica increases every day; however, do we make enough effort or contributions to improving the quality of life of this community. Let's zoom in on the visually impaired and blind persons in Jamaica -approximately 29,000 persons. These individuals are fully capable of doing many activities that the average non-disabled person can do but unfortunately, resources are limited or are not deployed efficiently. It is our vision to find a solution to kick start the change locally.
What it does
New Eyes is a smart white cane that integrates with a proximity sensor and web mapping service to guide a visually impaired or blind person while walking to his/her destination.
How we built it
Hardware- The smart white cane was built using Arduino technology and household supplies (broomstick, tape, etc.) to facilitate the demo. Software- We created a working demo of the application that configures the cane using PhoneGap
Challenges we ran into
-Limited Hardware -Time Constraints
Accomplishments that we're proud of
- The main function of the solution works as intended -The team was very resourceful in executing the prototype
What we learned
-There's so much more we can do with embedded systems.
What's next for New Eyes
Day Two Features:
-Camera Vison -Other sensory feedback methods