Nottingham student wins design competition to help disabled bus passengers

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Transport Minister Baroness Kramer announces winner in competition to improve bus journeys for people with sight and hearing impairments.

Transport Minister Baroness Kramer unveiled the winning entry Ė a vibrating wrist band - in a competition challenging tech-savvy students to improve travel for disabled bus passengers (13 March 2015).

The winner of the Dragonís Den style contest, Daria Buszta, aged 17 from Nottingham, received a cheque for £1,000 from the minister at the Big Bang Fair at Birmingham NEC.

Dariaís winning design is a low-cost adjustable wristband given out by bus drivers incorporating a Bluetooth device that links up with the driverís ticket machine and vibrates when the passenger is close to their chosen stop.

https://www.gov.uk/government/news/nottingham-student-wins-design-competition-to-help-disabled-bus-passengers

Kudos to Miss Buszta, and I wish I'd thought of that :)

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Could be useful to anyone using public transport in areas they don't know well too. :)