Saharsh Hariharan & Rushi Gandhi
Senior Category $8000 Award
Mississauga and Brampton, ON
HapticNav: A Vibrotactile Navigation System for the Visually Impaired
Individuals who experience visual impairment have a difficult time navigating independently. To solve this problem, these grade 11 students created a navigation system, consisting of a hardware device and an Android application, that could guide visually impaired individuals to their desired destination. The system uses haptic feedback through vibration patterns to guide individuals. The system was proven to be 100% accurate when tested on visually impaired individuals.