Skyriz is my initiative started with the aim to develop low cost Braille readers. Currently available Braille readers starts at a range of approximately $2000 which keeps it out of reach for a large visually impaired population, especially from the developing countries. With approx 285 million visually impaired people worldwide, according to WHO, it is important to bring down the cost of this device. Braille readers help visually impaired people access technology more easily.
My story with Skyriz till now.
The thought :: Started working
Reading about technologies for visually impaired people, i realised that it is very expensive but is neccessary. And hence it is required to bring down the cost
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It was exhilarating to have won AnthahPrerana 2014 organised by The Indus Entrepreneurs (TiE), Bangalore. This strengthened my belief that my work would prove to be very useful.
After several prototype demos, surveys and study, I iterated over the specs of the device to precisely hit the centre of the problem. Now I had a clear picture what the end result needs to be.
Back to square one!
There was not one way left that i hadnt tried out to build the device. Everything I tried failed in oneway or the other. I had hit a roadblock! It was time i think about the problem from a different perspective.