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The Tale of a boy with VISION
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A boy who has a passion for solving problems faced by society and VISION was the start of his beautiful journey to his dreams.
Your Story
.Please upload your story using the document and/or video fields below.
Please upload your story - document
The Tale of a Boy with VISION.pdf
Please upload your story - link to video
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z2SqeYoWMk0
What is your innovation?
Vision is an Advance Cane developed by Shashank Varshney that is designed to assist Blinds while walking, detecting not only obstacles in a proximity of half a meter distance at the front but helps them with the uneven terrains and stairs. It uses two ultrasonic sensors and Atmel controllers (Beta Model) to work. The market cost of the design will be INR 1000 i.e. $15.
Fill in the following one-sentence “mad lib”: A inspired my innovation of B; B is important because of C and has made D impact.
Prof. Ekram Khan inspired the innovation of Advance Cane, Vision; it is important because of the need of assistance in traffic & uneven terrains & has made "accessibility to all at low price" impact.
What was the motivation behind your innovation?
The motivation to his innovation is multi-folded as it will be revealed in the story, he couldn't win a competition and he realized that he was wasting money and time over that while there are many people out there who don't have enough money to live their life properly. Problems very many in the society and their solutions were ripping off the pockets of an average family. So he started thinking differently and came up withideas that can suit everyone's living expenses. And starting was with the blinds, who were helpless to go on with their lives normally.
Shashank aimed to help them as there must be something that is easily accessible at lower prices. He worked on "it's for all" policy.
How does your story bring the "Wow Factor"?
This story is inspiring for young people to come forward and use their imagination, creativity and most importantly your knowledge to help those who may have never asked for but really need considerable attention. Moreover, it's our prime duty, we may graduate ourselves but we will be educated only if we understand that sharing knowledge, helping the ones who need it, and one day become a better person. This story tells you how a student, a young person started it all from being passionate about technology but eventually realizes that what will give him happiness for a long run. He started working on the problems of the society firmly stood against what he thought was wrong and never backed down. In the end, it all paid off.
Anything else you want to share?
I cannot provide the links leading any news media but I can provide the links to the companies Shashank has been working with on Vision and new projects:
Intel, India: http://www.intel.in/content/www/in/en/homepage.html
STMicroelectronics, India: http://www.st.com/content/st_com/en.html

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