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CWSF 2013 - Lethbridge, Alberta

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My name is Alexander Deans, and I am in Grade 10 at Academie Ste. Cecile International School, Windsor, ON. I love playing many sports, including soccer, hockey, tennis, volleyball, sailing, and skiing. I also play the acoustic guitar and piano. I enjoy working with animals, and I have a bearded dragon.

Alexander Deans

iAid: A Novel Navigation Device for the Visually Impaired
City:Windsor, ON
School:Academie Ste. Cecile International
Abstract:A novel navigation device for the visually impaired was developed using multimodal feedback. A joystick rotated to show direction, tilted to show distance to the destination, and alerted users to obstacles within 60 cm. 10 volunteers, 1 retinitis pigmentosa patient, and 11 other visually impaired people were tested measuring course completion time and number of collisions. The iAid was the fastest and safest device.

Awards Value
S.M. Blair Family Foundation Award
Sponsor: S.M. Blair Family Foundation
Challenge Award - Innovation
Sponsor: BlackBerry
Excellence Award - Intermediate
Gold Medal
Sponsor: Youth Science Canada
Western University Scholarship
Gold Medallist - $4000 Entrance Scholarship
Sponsor: Western University
$4 000.00
Platinum Award - Best Intermediate Project
Sponsor: BlackBerry
$5 000.00
Total$11 200.00