It is a challenge for the visually handicapped to move about on their own and existing mobility training by the Singapore Association for the Visually Handicapped (SAVH) encourages the visually handicapped to memorise the routes they will be using every day, restricting their opportunities to venture into new places on their own. Two innovative graduates from Ngee Ann Polytechnic have created a prototype walking aid that is more interactive in nature and will allow for the visually handicapped to discover new places, independently.
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Ngee Ann Polytechnic Student - Intelligent Walking Aid. (2010). Social Space. 150-152. Social Space.
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