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Student award goes to inventor of navigational assistive technology
A girl with a backpack stands facing a busy intersectionAs a 12-year old, Alex Deans watched a visually impaired woman struggle to cross the street. Though he didn’t offer assistance at the time, he spent the next 6 years creating a navigation device that would help her and others with similar problems.

 

Worn around the waist like a belt, his invention uses ultrasonic sensors to locate obstacles in the wearer’s path and notifies them of these obstacles.

 

Using his nights and weekends, Alex has taught himself what he needs to know to create this technology and has been given an award for his hard work.

 

Read more about Alex and his invention in this article.

 

Would you like to try this device? Share your thoughts in the comment section.

 

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