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CWSF 2013 - Lethbridge, Alberta

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Biography
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
Challenge:Innovation
Category:Intermediate
Region:Windsor
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
Intermediate
Sponsor: S.M. Blair Family Foundation
$750.00
Challenge Award - Innovation
Intermediate
Sponsor: BlackBerry
$750.00
Excellence Award - Intermediate
Gold Medal
Sponsor: Youth Science Canada
$700.00
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