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    Date submitted
  • 29-Nov-2016

Torch For Visually Impaired

Abstract

“Torch-It” which will help visually impaired people to detect the obstacles in their path while walking. Torch-It is a device which can do much more than the mainstream cane generally used. It is a hand held device which identifies the obstacles for the visually challenged peoples. Over 71 million of visually impaired people get embarrassed and lose their confidence when they are unable to navigate and analyze their surroundings. Torch-It will help them to easily navigate as well as identify the proximity of various obstacles around them.

A general blind person’s stick (cane) guides him only with the vertical obstacles when they are in close proximity and when it is contacted with physically. We are surrounded by all kind of gadgets and gizmos. So why don’t we have something for our visually challenged friends? We believe that they deserve much advanced equipment than the conventional cane. Our product-TORCH IT is based on the same ideology. TORCH-IT will be helpful in mobility and navigation through technology and making their lives better, smarter and easier.

Torch-it gives you a virtual hand, 0.8 to 1.5 meters of length or it can be customized accordingly. It’s highly accurate as well as economical. It is easily attached or detached on the normal cane or white cane. Or it can be used as torch, when visually impaired walking on the familiar area.

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Additional Questions

Who is your customer?

Visually Impaired peoples, Old aged peoples

What problem does this idea/product solve or what market need does it serve?

A general blind person’s stick (cane) guides him only with the vertical obstacles when they are in close proximity and when it is contacted with physically. We are surrounded by all kind of gadgets and gizmos. So why don’t we have something for our visually challenged friends? Over 285 million of visually impaired people get embarrassed and lose their confidence when they are unable to navigate and analyze their surroundings

What attributes will make this idea/product successful? Why do you believe that those features will create success?

“Torch-It” which will help visually impaired people to detect the obstacles in their path while walking. Torch-It is a device which can do much more than the mainstream cane generally used. It is a hand held device which identifies the obstacles for the visually challenged peoples. It is easily mount on the cane, when VI people use cane; While in familiar area, they cant use cane because they know the fixed paths and obstacles; but what about variable obstacles, so torch-it also use like a torch (detached from cane).

Explain how you (your team) will execute to make this idea/product successful? What gives you (your team) an advantage over others already in the market or new to this market?

As we are planning to sell our first lot of products to human organizational bodies such as BPA (Blind People’s Association) which will provide us a huge network of users. CUSTOMIZED SPONSORSHIP –Each package will be catered as per the needs of our sponsors’ advertising, marketing and sales objectives. BRANDING – Our product would help our sponsors in their branding and advertisement. Available products are not such accurate and efficient (they confusing the user) as well as they are very costly, Our product selling price is one fourth of their selling price, with sufficient profit margin. there are many more advantages (battery, design, etc,,) Our product is useful in with cane and without cane, but the available products are only for cane. our product is too simple so Blind person can easily adapt our product and use to it., while available products are too much complicated.