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CWSF 2008 - Ottawa, Ontario

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My name is Nirusan Jayaranjan, and I attend Sturgeon Heights Collegiate in Winnipeg, Manitoba. The Canada-Wide Science Fair in Ottawa will be my third one that I will attend. I enjoy playing sports such as soccer, football, volleyball, and basketball. I will be attending Sturgeon Heights Collegiate for high school next year. I enjoy playing my alto saxophone in both concert and jazz band. I have an older brother who also attended the Canada-Wide Science Fair. I also plan on helping out with the 2009 Manitoba Host Committee for when we host the Canada-Wide Science Fair.

Nirusan Jayaranjan

Voice Activated Navigation for the Blind
Division:Health Sciences / Automotive
Region:Manitoba Schools Science Symposium
City:Winnipeg, MB
School:Collège Sturgeon Heights Collegiate
Abstract:In Canada there are over 68,000 blind individuals, and 319,000 visually impaired. There are an estimated 45 million blind individuals worldwide. I wanted to create a system that would allow blind individuals to navigate buildings independently by using Radio Frequency Identification technology and wireless voice commands. I was able to create a system that allowed the blind individuals to navigate buildings independently.

Awards Value
Petro-Canada Peer Innovation Award - Intermediate
Central Canada
Sponsor: Petro-Canada
The University of Western Ontario Scholarship
Gold Medallist - $2000 Entrance Scholarship
Sponsor: University of Western Ontario
$2 000.00
Gold Medal - Automotive
Sponsor: AUTO21
$1 500.00
Gold Medal - Engineering
Sponsor: Youth Science Foundation Canada
$1 500.00
EnCana Platinum Award - Best Intermediate Project
Sponsor: Encana Corporation
$5 000.00
Total$10 200.00