A Smart Stick has been Developed for The Visually Impaired By a Malawai Final Year Student
Final year students of the University of Livingstonia in Malawi made headlines for the creation of a sensory walking stick for the blind. The stick is devised to aid visually impaired persons to move around with ease by detecting obstacles in their path when they are walking.
For ease of use and operation, the Smart Stick is designed to use cell batteries, which are readily available and affordable. Although it was only just unveiled at a conference and is yet to be made commercially available, the Smart Stick has been praised as one innovation that would especially help visually impaired students.