Name of the Technology : Geometric Construction Device for Blind
Disability Sector : Visual Impairments
Function : Education and Learning aids
Category of research : New technology/product (not existing in the country)
Brief description of the product/ technology:
The primary object of the present invention is to enable visually challenged individuals to construct geometric objects accurately and in a manner that can be equally understood by able individuals.
The device is easily affordable to own, use and maintain. It is a portable device consisting of a wooden board covered with a thin rubber sheet. Drawing is made on a HDPE sheet securely placed on the board and using a metallic stylus. The device is provided with special marking arrangements which enables a blind student to draw a line up to 1mm accuracy and an angle up to 1 degree accuracy. Proficiency in geometry being essential for studies in high school and beyond, this device would help blind students to continue their higher studies and improve their socio-economic status.
It can also be used for making mechanical engineering drawings.
The product has been patented. Indian Patent No.262786; Granted on: 12/09/2014
Readiness level of the product/technology: Conceptualization of the idea
Anticipated time to reach the next readiness level: 6 to 9 months
Anticipated time for the technology/product to come in the market: 18 to 24 months
Any Hindrance(s) being faced w.r.t. the development of product/technology: Lack of Industry Partner
Anticipated cost: Rs. 1000 for A3 size kit
Contact Details: Prof. Dibakar Sen, Associate Professor
Centre for Product Design and Manufacturing