Project Reference: BFI–

Group / Project Name: LINGLUZHE Smart guide stick

Module: Innovation Project

The guide stick aids the visually impaired to be more aware of the surrounding environment and travel safely. The guide stick offers an alarm to warn of obstacles, voice direction, blinking lights to make the user more visible at night, solar panel recharging, and GPS location. It is convenient to use and practical, facilitating travel for the blind.

Many of the guide sticks on the market do not meet the needs of the blind. The existing products do not actively detect obstacles and require users to rely solely on experience. When traveling, blind people encounter a variety of situations that may put them at risk. Voice prompted navigation and obstacle detection are of great help to the visually impaired. We designed the product to be lightweight and wear-resistant, as well as comfortable to hold and with intuitive controls.

There services and loyalty of a guide dog are priceless, but the cost of a guide dog is about 200,000 yuan per dog, which may not be affordable for everyone. My inspiration was to make a practical product that offers similar conveniences as the guide dog but costs significantly less.

Name: Xiaowen Shi
Role: Project Manager
Bio: Xiaowen likes horseback riding, skiing, bodybuilding, photography, reading books, and watching movies. He is independent but is also good at working in a team. Xiaowen’s diverse interests connect him with interesting people and help him grow as a person.

Name: Shiyue Jin
Role: Copywriter & Video editor
Bio: Shiyue participated in various volunteer service activities and cooperated with multiple foreign universities. Shiyue has experience in project creation and is responsible for research and development, as well as copywriting.

Name: Luyu Hua
Role: Poster design & Video Production
Bio: Luyu likes painting, playing the guitar, and traveling.
“The world will not stop because of one of us, but we can make the world more beautiful because of the designer.”

Name: Chenwei Liang
Role: Code development
Bio: Chenwei loves food and gaming. “A little friend from Fujian, I want to be an excellent person”.

Name: Xueying Qi
Role: Web design & Copywriter
Bio: Xueying likes traveling, playing games, listening to music, and pets. They are good with Photoshop and enjoy making websites.

Name: Zihan Luo
Role:Code development
Bio:Zihan likes painting, handwork, and playing the piano. She often makes some small handmade pendants and plays with my band friends. “I hope I can keep improving and master more skills”.

Name: Zihan Luo
Role:Code development
Bio:Zihan likes painting, handwork, and playing the piano. She often makes some small handmade pendants and plays with my band friends. “I hope I can keep improving and master more skills”.