Special Mention: Team Ignited Mindz : Raghul.P.K and Arjun Raj
Problem Statement :Millions of Visually Challenged people lack the access to Quality education because of the highly expensive or less accessible Educational devices available.
Our Product – E-Vision :E-Vision is a low cost multi-line Braille display that enables the Visually challenged people to understand images and read braille text in tactile format by projecting the Braille dots on the surface. Raising of dots is done by a Linear Actuator and a Linear Electromagnetic array thus reducing the price to a great extent (instead of the Piezo actuation which is highly expensive and in use today.
Furthermore, the user could interact with the tactile information using a resistive touchscreen on the top surface of E-Vision like reading a map, understanding a diagram, etc.
These two features ensure that E-Vision makes Education more Accessible while still being Affordable (Expected cost = Around Rs.10000) as compared to present day Multi-line braille readers that cost lakhs of rupees.
Impact : 39 million people in this world are completely blind out of which 12 million are from India. Lot of these people lack access to Proper education because of poor affordability and accessibility of Assistive educational devices/tools. E-Vision would hopefully, bring about a change in their lives by empowering them with the Power of Education at an Affordable cost.
We are team Ignited Mindz : Raghul.P.K and Arjun Raj are currently doing our second year, ECE at Indraprastha Institute of Information Technology, Delhi. We both are passionate about building new innovations that would serve existing problems and have together ideated about 3-4 ideas for the Specially Challenged. The journey of E-Vision started September last year and after over 6-7 iterations and models we are finally at a stage today where we hope that our product would serve the purpose of providing Quality Education to the Visually Challenged. During this journey, we were helped by our friend, Saurabh and a senior, Paras Sharma whose feedbacks and suggestions were really helpful. The prototypes were built using the resources in the Design and Innovation Lab at IIIT-Delhi and the Lab engineer, Abhijeet Mishra sir encouraged us.