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Blind Navigation and Obstacle Detector Stick

St Brigid's Secondary School, Killarney students recent Scifest entry was awarded the Biomedical Award in Tralee on Saturday 7th May, 2016. The following was kindly shared by Deputy Principal, Ms. Mairead Lucey. 

God gifted vision to is as an important aspect of life.

There are about 39 billion blind people and 246 million visually impaired people around the world so we made a BLIND NAVIGATION AND OBSTACLE DETECTOR STICK to solve the problems faced by the blind people in their daily life.

The system also takes measures to ensure their safety through the GPS.

The girls showcased their work and product in Tralee on Thursday last 5th May and they were awarded the Biomedical Award.

They will now go forward to the National final which will take place in Dublin in September. We wish Shannon, Fionnghuala and Eisha as well as their teacher Ms. Miriam Malone the very best of luck.

Picture above left to right: Shannon Hanafin, Eisha Ghani and Fionnghuala Miller.

Picture above left to right: Ms. Miriam Malone, Shannon Hanafin, Eisha Ghani and Fionnghuala Miller.