People of ACM - Bulletin Archive
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Meenakshi Balakrishnan is a Professor in the Computer Science and Engineering Department at the Indian Institute of Technology Delhi. He is perhaps best known for his SmartCane project, which allows visually impaired users to detect obstacles from knee to head within a distance of three meters using ultrasonic ranging. Balakrishnan received the 2018 ACM Eugene L. Lawler Award for Humanitarian Contributions within Computer Science and Informatics for technology addressing mobility and education challenges of the visually impaired in the developing world.
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