BHOGIP the senseperceptive bracelet for people with visual disabilities
Explain your project in details:
The function of the device is to locate objects through a voice command. When the person with or without visual disabilities mentions the keyword such as: objects or spaces of the house, the identifier will begin to vibrate depending on the distance that is the corresponding sticker, at 10 m distance the identifier will vibrate 2 times / 10 s, when this at 5 m will vibrate 4 times / 10 s, when this at 3 m will vibrate 1 time / 1s, if it is 1 meter, it will vibrate constantly. In addition to that, each of them is printed in the respective braille to the object you are looking for. This allows the visually disabilities person to be independent to look for objects that use within an infrastructure or to orient themselves in public places. Also, after the person finds the object or gets to the destination, the bracelet will praise with motivating phrases that will encourage the user to continue using this search method. It also has the free search mechanism in which the person with the visual disabilities walks freely around the house passing around the stickers and the identifier will recognize and start vibrating and making intermittent sounds until arriving at close to 1 or 2 meters away. The bracelet will also tell you the name of the object that is next to the person. The objetives are: • Independence of children and adults with visual sensory deficiencies • Allow location of objects and places without the need for a second person • Determine good health of space and time orientation through cognitive development • Strengthen health through a mobile application, intended for the use of first-degree relatives or guardians that allows the child and / or adult's overall, seeing the accomplishments per day.
Impact of your enterprise on sustainable development
There are approximately 285 million visually disabled people in the world, of which 39 million are blind and 246 million have low vision and it is estimated that in 2020 the number of blindness will be 90 million. The community of people with visual disabilities needs adequate technology because this disability affects the individual avoiding to correctly see the objects and locate them for which he/she needs to be identified with a modified format. You need to use touch (for the braille system primarily), listen to sound recordings or read texts in enlarged characters which allows you some independence and full access to knowledge. Visual disabilities may be caused by improper development of the visual organs or by ailments or accidents affecting the eyes, visual pathways, or brain. Due to all this, inadequate gestation development brings this kind of disability as a result. Also we can add that disability is generated from a disease which can cause vision decrease. Therefore, other methods for the visually impaired are to avoid obstacles or find objects of little use, but this bracelet has a wider search method of greater scope and range. It makes it possible for a single voice command to locate a object duly identified at a distance of approximately 10 meters, in addition to a system of free location so that the person who uses it acquires a cognitive development in the orientation to memorize where are the most frequent objects or spaces in an infrastructure or free way. In addition, the mobile application in IOS or Android phone will evaluate the parameters that will be measured daily through the use of the bracelet to carry out scales and determine the health status of the patient and carry a comprehensive management.
Sustainability and future plans
In Nicaragua, I have participated in national innovation contests where I have won a prize for the great acceptance of people for the feasibility, profitability and social support, and according to the comments, they would love to see it at a global level. However, a high-level investment and investment assistance would be needed to fulfill it and create an industrial market for this. It aims at making alliances with organizations that work with the learning of people with visual disabilities, as well as hospitals that provide care to these patients and can promote the use of this bracelet for their supportive treatment, as well as creating around the world own branches of the company for the sale of the bracelets with the different stickers, which are intended to be purchased by the general public in order to help the needed people and place them in public or private places and thus the person with disabilities can move satisfactorily. Other of my passions is to contribute to my country and to create the foreign attention in the technological field, education and health. If my project wins and I gain the recognition, maybe I will be able to run my company in my country and many countries of the world in association with organizations for blind people and give more options of employment and include the disabled people to work on it, as well as getting globalized it in the not long term future and disseminate my company worldwide. And also that from my starting point to produce income for my future projects that are based on health and technology which I have in waiting list for few economic resources. I want to contribute in the increase of i + d + i and the gross domestic product in Nicaragua.
Your profile as an entrepreneur
Since I was a small child I loved to be self-taught in innovation and to modify some inventions or recreate old inventions as a hobby, 4 years ago I began to study medicine and I realized that my hobbies could be combined with medicine, from that moment I thought Create or devise some inventions and innovations that are needed in the social and medical field for a better treatment and care, for 2 years I have been dedicated to investigate what are the most common medical problems due to lack of technological resources in my country and in others Countries with low index of investment in these devices, that impulse me even more and to devise alternative solutions starting from the smallest to creating project with greater social impact than even development, that is why since last year, I stopped being anonymous and decided to enter Innovations that promote solutions to social problems, as in the Latin American rally of innovation last year, S this year I had the opportunity to take part in something more focused on medicine and innovation and concurred in the IDEATON that consisted in creating inclusion ideas for people with visual disabilities that was organized by Teleton and the national council of technology and innovation of my country, the Who believes this bracelet sensoperceptivo and I was the winner, since that time in participated in online courses on entrepreneurship and I have followed up to participate in competitions Central American and national prizes of innovation that have not yet been made, where I hope to win , And so the people of the world know my country through my effort to attract the investment in the medical technology, which has little medical economic income for the population, and thus gain recognition to continue creating more