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SAVI solution takes home STEM award

SAVI (Sensory Assistant for the Visually Impaired) took out the overall award for Best Pitch at RDA Hunter’s 2019 STEM Defence + Innovation Pitch Night held last night in partnership with The Business Centre.

Awarded the win by judges representing Boeing Defence Australia, RAAF and NSW Government, West Wallsend High School students Zahnee Bridge and Jake Muller developed SAVI, a solution to help visually impaired people navigate their environments. SAVI incorporates visual assistance technology into apparel, which alerts the wearer to their physical environments and unexpected potential hazards.

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