S A Engineering College students develop (electronic walking stick) Smart e-cane for blind to detect obstacles

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The Times of India | |

CHENNAI: Think the possibility if a visually impaired person walking around a mall or a large complex without an escort is a dream? Three students from a private engineering college near Avadi have come up with an electronic walking stick they say can make this possible.  The three final year ECE students of S A Engineering College say the e-cane is more cost effective than other ‘smart canes’ in the market.  One of the team members, Andrew John, said their objective was to design a smart e-cane which would be able to detect obstacles above knee level and more importantly, help navigate around large buildings with the help of RFID (radio frequency identification system).  Other smart canes use smartphones and apps which may not be affordable to all sections of society. Besides, GPS can also have technical…

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