IIT Students Won James Dyson India Awards 2020

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Invention by students of IIT Chennai, Cube – a compact assistive device that fits into a smartphone port to help the blind self-navigate through space, recognise people and objects as well as type, learn & read braille; won coveted runner up title at the Indian National James Dyson awards 2020.

CUBE is an invention by Sundar Raman P, Adil Mohammed, Shivam Maheshwari, Andrea Elizabeth Biju of the Indian Institute of Technology; Chennai. CUBE is a compact assistive device that fits into a smartphone port to help the blind self-navigate through space, recognise people and objects with the help of an additional camera, as well as type, learn & read Braille with tiny refreshable Braille cells.

The James Dyson Award runs in 27 countries and regions worldwide and provides a platform for students of the engineering/ product design/ industrial design verticals to develop problem-solving inventions that challenge convention and showcase them on a global stage every year.

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