Hashim Shabbir
Industrial Design and Technology BA
Beyond the Senses
Picture of current MIB team

Project Description

My Project aims to help visually impaired and blind individuals with mobility and enhancing their sensory perception. Visual impairment is on the rise, and it has been projected to increase in the global population by 2030. This inspired me to create a Biomimetic innovation, using natural solutions for human challenges. I was able to achieve this by designing a neck wearable design that uses multisensory feedback techniques to create spatial awareness of the user. The device employs an ultrasound motion sensor to detect incoming obstacles and through audio and bone conduction, it is able to alert the user, so they are able to respond accordingly. This way, the device is able to mimic echolocation which is seen in animals like bats and whales.