The final year project (FYP) from the Electrical Engineering Department of FASTNU Lahore campus has won the first prize in the Engineering Project Competition held at World Space Week 2014, organized by SUPARCO.
The project titled Field Assistive Wearable Interfaces for Blind, aimed to design and implement low-cost wearable interfaces to assist the visually impaired (blind & deafblind) people in the areas of education, communication, social interaction, information transmission, navigation and mobility guidance. The interfaces use the concept of vibro-tactile haptics effectively integrated with Braille-code to accomplish the mentioned tasks. Urwa Arshad, M.Hassan Ahmed and Jawaria Ansari were the members of the group which undertook this project. Mr. Omer Saleem Bhatti was the adviser of the project.
This project group is also associated with Government Degree College for Special Education, Johar Town, Lahore. The liaison helps optimizing the performance of the product interfaces. These interfaces are tested in real-time on students and instructors and are improved according to their suggestions, experiences and feedback.