Zuko Mandlakazi is a social media entrepreneur that created an armband that picks up loud noises and informs deaf users through LED lights. The innovation is aimed at keeping deaf people safer by alerting them of danger.
Zuko Mandlakazi, a social entrepreneur from the Eastern Cape has come up with a wonderful and innovative concept that is aimed at keeping deaf people safer.
Zuko is the mastermind behind Senso, the hi-tech armband that picks up sounds and then communicates with the wearer through colour-coded LEDs and vibrations.
This device is a first of its kind and alerts the person by using hi-tech vibrations and LED lights.
Destiny Magazine reported that Zuko was inspired to create this amazing gadget by his aunt, who is hard of hearing.
He realised that because she can't hear loud noises or alarms, her life is actually in danger.
Zuko's company was first established back in 2014, and along with his team, he develops tools to aid deaf people.
Prototypes of the armband have been given to deaf users to test out, and with the help of Deaf SA, the gadget will hopefully soon be helping the thousands of South Africans who are either deaf or hard of hearing.
Zuko has managed to raise more than R1.5 million to fund his product.
This is yet another Proudly South African product to be born, and it won't be long until the world also appreciates its usefulness.
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