Shanza Munir, an IT student at Government College University Faisalabad, has developed smart shoes for the visually impaired.

The shoes, developed as a part of her university project, can detect hurdles within a 200 cm radius and notify the wearer with vibration and sound in real-time.

Although the shoes are expensive, a pair costs between Rs 10,000 to Rs 20,000, the cost can be reduced if manufactured on a large scale.

Earlier this month, a Pakistani girl made it to LEXUS Design Award 2020 for her design of a sewing machine for the blind. The machine allows those deprived of sight to sew clothes easily

The government needs to support these talented individuals to help them scale up their products and promote local innovation.