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Haptic Hat

This image shows the prototype for haptic hat for visually chanllenged people
India
Accessible Product

Category: Students Initiatives,

Nomination Details

Organization name: Shri Vishnu Engneering For Women

Launched Date: 2014-08-29

Who has created it: Navya Gunda

Problem statement and how the Accessible Innovation solves the problem.

Generally visually challenged people they find difficult in moving from one place to another due to the lack of vision . They face many problems while walking on the road . Even though there are many devices for visually challenged people for detection of obstacles but they are going to meet with the head injury because they are only for ground level or foot level obstacles.

So, the Haptic Hat address the problems of above devices. There will be a sensor placed in hat which is put over their head.The Sensor detects the obstacles depending on the distance it gives the audio messages.If the obstacle is far from it gives the audio message that obstacle if away from you ,if it is near you it gives the audio message that obstacle is nearer to you , it the obstacle is closed to you it give the audio message that the obstacle is close to you . So, that people can get alert easily and avoid from the head injuries

Tell us who is the target audience and how the accessible innovation will benefit them. Please specify the different target audiences groups and provide numbers and statistics of your current clients as well as what is the potential number of people that the innovation can impact and empower:

According to the statistics there are totally 42 million visually impaired are in the world. 9 million visually impaired in India 80 percent of them live in remote and isolated villages. The population of elderly people in India is approximately 100 millions. Based on the above analysis we decided to help the elderly and visually challenged people by HAPTIC HAT FOR VISUALLY CHALLENGED PERSONS. This project aims at developing an intelligent system that provides audio messages when an obstacle occurred .

How is the accessible innovative solution different from current practices or ways of solving the problem?

There are many devices that are available for detecting ground and knee level obstacles and it gives message through the beep sound or vibration . Our project is unique that it detect the head level obstacles and gives the alert message through audio.

How is the accessible innovative solution new, different or unique in terms of the technology or implementation?

There are many devices that are available for detecting ground and knee level obstacles and it gives message through the beep sound or vibration . Our project is unique that it detect the head level obstacles and gives the alert message through audio.

How do you get the innovative solution to reach the target audience? Please elaborate on the your go to market strategy and which geographies do you currently work in and what are your future plans for marketing your innovation.

We reach the target audience by doing the following things:

  1. Distribute our project to needy
  2. Participate in project expo to showcase our project
  3. Establish training centers
  4. Tie up with the NGO's
  5. Advertise in the social websites

What is the potential impact of the innovative solution on the lives of the target audience? Please elaborate by providing statistics of the current impact and the potential impact.

It is going to impact the visually challenged people for independent mobility. Till now we have distributed our project to our clients at Bhimavaram and they are using it.

Stories of how the Innovation has touched lives.

We have distributed our project to client they feel comfortable in using it. We are giving training to the people every week and the students their are able to identify us from our voices and are welcoming us by embracing with great affection.

Links to a few videos about the innovation: