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Mykolaiv schoolboy
invents electronic guide for the blind

Ivan Seleznev, a 16-year
old pupil from Mykolaiv, has invented a device that helps the blind
to move indoors and outdoors. Shaped like gloves, his invention
detects barriers and and emits a vibrating signal. It is easy to use
and cheap to produce. American scientists called Seleznev’s invention
“a breakthrough in the world of special equipment for the blind.”
It also won him a third place in the World Competition on Scientific
and Technological Art, held in the USA, amid some 1,500 young
inventors from around the world.

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