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Invention by IIT-M students helps visually-challenged

Chennai: Students of IIT Madras won the coveted runner up title at the Indian National James Dyson awards 2020 for their invention, Cube, a compact assistive device for the blind that fits into a smart phone.

This device will assist the user to navigate through space, recognise people and objects with the help of an additional camera, as well as type, learn and read Braille.

Dyson provides a platform for students of the engineering/ product design / industrial design verticals to develop problem-solving inventions that challenge convention, and showcase them on a global stage every year.

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