SSUET students developed a Braille system
SSUET students develop device for visually handicapped
Karachi, Jan 10: The students of Sir Syed University of Engineering and Technology have developed a Braille
system that works on the basis of micro-controller. The Microcontroller-based
Braille system is a tactile communication mode that uses the mobile and other
mechanical devices to enable visually handicapped children or adults to read
from a portable device.
According to details revealed, the
system's component parts include a Portable Braille Pad, a control unit and a
The system developers claimed that
current cell technology is expensive but their project researched less costly
alternatives resulting in the development of own cell using solenoids.
They said the main concern for
their project is how a blind person read SMS from his mobile and for this
purpose, they have designed a Braille Pad in which 8 Braille Cells have been
connected in parallel on which a blind can read words one by one with a button
given for next and previous word. App
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International symposium at Karachi University
Karachi: The second International Symposium-cum-Training Course on
Molecular Medicine and Drug Research will be held from January 12 to January 15,
2009 at the International Centre for Chemical and Biological Sciences (ICCBS),
University of Karachi (KU).
As many as 100 scientists from 30 countries
of the world are expected to attend the international event, organised by Dr
Panjwani Centre for Molecular Medicine and Drug Research (PCMD), KU.
ICCBS Director, Dr Muhammad Iqbal Choudhary, stated on Friday that the
aim of the event is to develop understanding and appreciation of the emerging
field of Molecular Medicine and Drug Research in Pakistan, to bring together
leading experts in the field of molecular medicine from across the world and
forge global partnership for the common benefits of humanity and rapid
development of the countries in the South.
"The inaugural ceremony of
the molecular event will be held on Monday at 9.30 am at the ICCBS Auditorium.
The KU Vice Chancellor Prof. Dr Pirzada Qasim Raza Siddiqui will inaugurate the
symposium while COMSTECH Coordinator General and former Higher Education
Commission (HEC) Chairman, Prof. Dr Atta-ur-Rahman will be the guest of honour
at the occasion. KU Dean Faculty of Science, Prof. Dr Shahana Urooj Kazmi, Prof.
Dr Muhammad Iqbal Choudhary, and others will also express their views in the
inaugural ceremony," he added. The News
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