First Voice-Operated Wheelchair built by LUMS Engineer

Engineers developed a voice-controlled electric wheelchair

A student of Lahore University of Management Sciences’ (LUMS); Faiz Arbab introduced first voice-controlled wheelchair of Pakistan in collaboration with the National Incubation Center (NIC) Lahore and Ayub Yaqoob Engineering Company (AYECO).

A student of MS Electrical Engineering at Syed Babar Ali School of Science and Engineering of LUMS brought the smart device into light for people having different disabilities. He called this invention ‘GOBEE’. 

It can be operated through voice as well as smartphones. It already had received Best Consumer Product Design Award and National Design Awards. It is able to detect the user’s voice and to move forward or turn life, right and backwards; awaits the command.

This idea came to him first in 2015 while he was in BS at University of Engineering and Technology and started working on the idea. He shared the idea with NIC. He then had his own company titled ‘AYECO’.

It has a wireless range of about 100 feet. Its top speed is 18 kilometers per hour and go 25 kilometers per charge; which takes 150 minutes for a full charge.

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