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CWSF 2017 - Regina, Saskatchewan

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Neil Mitra is a Grade 7 student in Sherwood Heights School, Mississauga, Ontario. My hobbies include scientific dissections, rubiks cube, and playing soccer. I have received Silver Medal in the Peel Regional Science Fair 2017, runner-up at the Canadian National Mathematics League 2014, and numerous academic honors from school. I am always interested in helping people particularly physically challenged and disabled individuals. Also, my grand mother is almost blind and I felt that I need to come up with a solution that can address blind people in their daily mobility. I have already filed US Provisional Patent for iCane. I plan to fully commercialize this technology that will empower blind person. The advise that I would give to other students is think about innovation and how it can help people and the society.

Neil Mitra

iCane The Intelligent Cane: Alternative to Tactile Paving for the Blind
City:Mississauga, ON
School:Sherwood Heights School - Kennedy Campus
Abstract:The iCane is an innovative robotic cane that will allow blind individuals to navigate sidewalks thereby eliminating the use of expensive tactile pavements. It consists of a robot with mounted infrared sensors that can follow thermoplastic paints applied on sidewalks. Overall this will increase the mobility of blind people.

Awards Value
Excellence Award - Junior
Silver Medal
Sponsor: Youth Science Canada
Western University Scholarship
Silver Medallist - $2000 Entrance Scholarship
Sponsor: Western University
$2 000.00
Total$2 000.00