A 17-year-old Lviv resident created a helper for the blind

A 17-year-old Lviv resident created a helper for the blind

Dmitry Lopushansky is a talented young man of 17 years, who is an inventor and is a winner of the Academy of Sciences and a student of the Ukrainian Catholic University. Dmytro’s latest invention was the HelpyEyes device, the purpose of which is to help blind people or those who see poorly. The guy presented the development at an international competition in Singapore for which he was awarded.

Outside, the invention looks like a regular bottle or pocket-sized flashlight, and many wires and sensitive electronics inside. HelpyEyes can determine the color of things, the level of indoor lighting, and alert the owner to obstacles in their path.

Dmitry said that he was inspired to create a device of sympathy for people who do not see at all, because the boy himself has bad eyesight. The young inventor from Lviv worked with the blind activist to develop the device.

Dmitry’s goal is not only to make the lives of blind people easier, but also to give them the opportunity to buy a low-cost device, not expensive foreign assistive devices.

The guy ordered the HelpyEyes assistant himself, and he did the designing and implementation himself. He says there were some difficulties, but the experience gained from previous projects helped him greatly.

Only two buttons are required to activate the sensors on HelpyEyes. The results are reported by a voice assistant. The development has already been tested and improved. Today, its prototype has a cost of 1200 hryvnia.

Sales have not been talked about yet, as the young man does not want to market “raw product”.

 

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