- Seyi Ojelabi has developed a technology to aid and make life easier for people with visual impairment
- Ojelabi is a 300 level student of Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, Ogbomoso
- The technology is also able to detect obstacles and give feedback in form of sounds for easy navigation
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A 300 level student of Ladoke Akintola University of Technology (LAUTECH), Ogbomoso, Oyo state, Seyi Ojelabi, has developed a technology to aid and make life easier for people with visual impairment.
Ojelabi, popularly known as Shyne, is a student of the Department of Computer Science and Engineering.
In an interaction with him, Shyne said the technology named "See-Tok" was developed to give aid and make life better for visually impaired individuals.
According to Legit.ng's regional reporter Khalid Imran, Ojelabi said the technology is also able to detect obstacles on their ways and give feedback in form of sounds for easy navigation.
Shyne said that the condition of his visually impaired cousin inspired him to develop the technology, stressing that ever since the development of "See-Tok", his cousin has been independent.
He said he was joyful to see his cousin independent, adding that he believed that such joy could be multiplied by replicating the development for several other visually impaired individuals.
At the Nigeria Training Centre for the Blind in Ogbomoso, one of the blinds on whom the technology was tested expressed his delight in the technology.
He said: "If this kind of technology could be done, there is hope for we visually impaired persons in Nigeria, that there is more on the way."
Seyi is also currently working on an advancement in the technology which will be able to detect currency and colours and some other things.
In other news, a Nigerian professor, Charles Egbu, has been appointed as vice chancellor of Leeds Trinity University in the United Kingdom.
The disclosure was made by the university, which said Egbu will take over from Margaret A House.
In a statement on the website of the institution, the outgoing VC held the office for seven years.
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