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About the Inventor
Wazeer Hayath, son of a poor farmer from Timakunddalo village in Bengaluru district, had to discontinue studies early to support his family. He started his career as a bore well mechanic and then moved to electronic repair and opened his own shop in Tumkur, Bangalore District. In 1998, while sitting in his shop, he saw a visually challenged person slip and fall into a slushy pothole while crossing the road. As he was on the other side of the road, he could not lend a helping hand immediately, but he was so moved by the incident that he promised himself that he would do something concrete so that such an incident may be prevented and help the blind move without any fear.
After that incident, he visited the school for the Blind run by the Siddaganga Matth and got a walking stick from there to start his research.
There was no looking back then but it finally took Wazeer six years and 18 attempts, experimenting with various models of cane using different techniques, to make one that satisfied blind users.
Now that he has successfully invented the Electronic talking Stick for blind, he is happy for contributing to the cause of society at large. The invention, which has been certified by Indian Institute of Technology - Delhi and Electronic Test and Development Centre, Bengaluru,
He received a patent from the National Innovation Foundation in Ahmedabad in April 2008. For this, he was awarded by National Innovation Foundation in Rashtrapathi Bhavan, New Delhi. Along with this, all Indian Newspapers and electronic Medias like NDTV, NEWS9, TV9, ETV9, Telugu9, DD Chandana and other local TV channels wished and evinced interest and published his innovation.
Having secured the patent rights for all the Stick models, Wazeer now intends to get started on active research and more production. Today, the 52 year-old has established his own company, Waz Technologies, to market the stick across the country and internationally. His talking cane, has been certified by many agencies and NGOs as the most comfortable to use. He is getting lot of enquiries and demand from other countries like Australia and USA as well. Of the 37 million people across the globe who are blind, over 15 million are from India alone and there is a vast untapped demand for this product. It would be great help for the visually impaired, if the state government buys these canes and distribute them for free to the blind.
Next, Wazeer plans to add more languages like Japanese, German and French to the voice system and develop more variations of the stick which will guide the users on the location, road name and also on the public transport bus numbers and routes. That apart, he is also developing a DC generator that runs without any fuel.