Published on April 8, 2014 um 13:00

Summary of your idea

B-Note is a mobile device designed to help the blind live as a normal person would. It provides many features: 1) Consists of a braille display that could be used by blind people to take notes, read pdf books, by converting the books to braille language. 2) GPS locator that connects with a website to keep assistants of the blind Informed of his location to prevent him from lost. 3) An alternative of a normal blind stick, using ultrasonic components to detect the environment, exactly like a bat. 4) The device could also act as a MP3 player, sound recorder, alarms, calling, and more. In short, the B-Note is a smart-phone for the blind.

Expected impact of your idea on sustainable development

positive impact on the community : Allows visually impaired people a tremendous amount of knowledge and books between their hands, enabling them to launch their potential and improve their scientific and literary ammunition. Also help them to meet their daily needs by themselves Create job opportunities for graduates in the field of electrical and electronic engineering and software engineering to work in the production line and device developing . Scalability: To deal efficiently with the increasing amount of work is the most important factors that lead to the success and expansion of businesses.and how to choose the staff is the key factor for the success of the company and expansion. we design an electronic device so expansion will be: 1-Increase production line 2-Increase the channels between the producer and the consumer 3-Account the purchasing power of the market before production 4-Employment and rationally calculate the productive capacity of the employee

Plans for implementation and sustainability

Business Model: Key Activities: The main objective of the firm is to help blind people live better. Thus the key activity is to build the B-Note and do our best to make sure as many people as possible benefit from it. Key Resources: The most important resources in our business are intellectual and human resources. and the main intellectual resource is the B-Note itself, and the human resources are the developers and designers. Key Partners: we are seeking partners to provide us with capital for components, assembly and production lines. As of now, we have no official partners. Channel: Website, also contact with Blind Institutes and Unions, in addition to ordinary traders. Cost Structure: The first cost mainly consists of assembly lines and production lines. The fixed cost consists mainly of salaries for the working staff, and utility bills. The variable cost is made up of the components and materials required to actually manufacture, test, and package each device. The variable cost per device is approximately $100. Revenue Streams: The main revenue stream from the B-Note will be from the actual device sales. A small revenue stream may be generated by charging users for additional applications or plugins. The market opportunity : an estimated 45 million blind people and 135 million visually impaired people worldwide. An estimated 1.4 million children are blind, 320,000 of who live in sub-Saharan Africa. 1% of Africans are blind. Our mission starts in Sudan. then progress to sub-Saharan Africa, and worldwide. Customers : Surveys were conducted with a number of blind. The majority of them found the idea very appealing, and some of them even derived great benefits from the prototype. The Team: Hussam Eldeen Hassan Electronic Engineering, B.Sc, CEO, Founder , Abdelhafeez Bushara Electronic Systems Software Engineering, B.Sc. Research & Design engineer.

Your profile

Qualifications: - Studying electrical and electronics engineering at university of Khartoum 4th grade. - Previous general secretary of "fikra society" that belongs to the Association of Engineering at the University of Khartoum. - Chairman of IEEE University of Khartoum Student Branch. - First prize of the best projects at engineering's week 14, civil department. Courses: - Microcontrollers and hardware programming by Sudanese Centre for Robot Technology - Mobile application developing by SUDATEL academy - Business, entrepreneurship and investment by UNIDO. I am very serious person and I want to grow and evolve, really I can do my best and I can win the Prize. I am very enthusiastic about the B-Note device, intending to provide a quality life for the blind people, also very keen to see this project succeed, I have been working very hard, in my spare time, to produce a model and a prototype of this device. I have been using my own limited resources to finance the project, a testimony to my commitment and enthusiasm.

Stage of Idea

start-up stage

Your idea has a positive impact on

education, other: blind people

Hussam Eldeen Hassan

final design of B-Note

braille mechanical cell

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July 31, 2014 07:30

very promising and innovative idea
keep it on

July 30, 2014 17:17

Really, so creative and its gonna help a lot of people around the world .. Keep going on, Good luck ..

July 30, 2014 11:20

nice ... good luck :)

July 30, 2014 01:32

This is great!

July 29, 2014 22:36

Great project , I really like it .. so keep on working like this .
* Much Respect *

July 29, 2014 19:09

amazing idea especially in targeting the Disabled in order to benefit them, a vote from me,,good luck!

July 29, 2014 18:53

hey this will be very helpful for blinds .. literally it's going to change their life ... keep the good work and good luck

July 29, 2014 18:31

Very Nice & Good Luck

July 29, 2014 18:10

Good job , i really hope to this project in real life :)

July 29, 2014 18:08

This looks great, i would really like to see it in practice and I am sure that it'll be of a big help to blind people.. Assistive technology as mentioned earlier is of a great importance.

Best of luck!

July 27, 2014 14:01

Hey, wish you the best of luck with your project!

A blind guy I know was very interested in the "seeingwithsound.com"/"vOICe" project. With camera modules being so cheap these days and phone reference designs already made for them, maybe it wouldn't be hard to integrate their code or something similar. Even having to hold up the device and 'scan' with it could be helpful, and maybe an audio interface for the any ultrasonic features would help.

I'll also let you know that he was more interested in audio than braille even living here in the west - apparently 'reading' speed is equivalent or better once you get used to a sped-up voice - but as tactile displays develop maybe there are ways to improve on that and provide a more useful experience.

Assistive technology is important and more people should be working on it - glad to see that you are!

July 4, 2014 10:16

Nice video clip ! this product will help blind men see future. I am #911 voted you.