Named Sonic Eye, the device consists of a navigation system attached to a symbol cane that assists the visually impaired in walking. Photo: Dunya News

(Dunya News) – Working for the welfare of blind people, Peshawar’s Hafsa Jamal has developed an amazing device that is expected to provide ease of access to sightless people.

Named Sonic Eye, the device that aims to help the blind walk, consists of a navigation system attached to a symbol cane. Not only does it help the blind to walk easily, but a buzzer connected to a sensor in the device goes off whenever there is an obstacle ahead.

“The device releases frequencies in the shape of a cone, which when come in contact with any object in a certain range, activate a buzzer,” said Hafsa while speaking about her invention with Dunya News.


Not only does the Sonic Eye help the blind to walk easily, but a buzzer connected to a sensor in the device goes off whenever there is an obstacle ahead. Photo: Dunya News


The young student is also preparing a mobile app so that blind people rather than being dependent on the traditional symbol cane can also walk around with their cell-phone alerting them of any obstructions ahead.

Hafsa aims to add new sensors to her device that will not only include a special camera for the identification of objects, but will also assist the visually impaired in recognising currency notes easily.

The student says that the Sonic Eye – a brilliant and advanced piece of technology that can change the lives of visually impaired for the better, can be provided to people free of cost not only in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa but also across Pakistan with the aid of the government.

For more on this, watch a report by Dunya News below.