17-year-old Wasiullah designs smart shoes to make life easier for visually impaired

The 17-year-old Wasiullah invented smart shoes that detect obstacles with a sound or vibration. This allows people with visual impairments to live more independently. A student from Swat Valley created this smart footwear with an ultrasonic sensor and Arduino board that keeps blind people safe while walking. Wasiullah developed a variety of gadgets in his school lab by repairing damaged toys.

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Taking time to explain his invention, he said that blind people will no longer need walking sticks or guides once smart shoes become popular. According to Wasi, a pair of smart shoes would cost about Rs4,500. However, he stated that lack of funds prevented him from promoting them formally.

Source: Arab News