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Winning students help the blind take buses


28th December 2020

Winning students help the blind take buses

By Hu Min

Seven students won first prize in a charity competition with their project assisting the visually impaired to take buses.

Hackathon, a competition aimed at technological solutions to empower public welfare programs, had three different tracks based on real problems charities are facing – designing interactive interfaces for the visually-impaired, designing sound visualization tools to help children from underdeveloped areas with their mandarin pronunciation and interactive designs to raise awareness for privacy protection.

The competition had 16 teams made up of individual participants with diversified majors such as computer science and social sciences.

The winning team was composed of two high school students and five college students. Their project assists the blind to receive bus information and surrounding physical information through sensors and receivers such as smart wearable devices and corresponding apps.

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