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Vidya Balan unveils Smartcane device at alma mater St. Xavier’s College.

Bollywood actress Vidya Balan unveiled a new Smartcane device which has been specifically designed for the visually impaired, at a launch event held in St. Xavier’s College, Mumbai on August 5, 2014.

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The Smartcane device helps to detect objects above knee level and hanging obstacles through sensors.

The ‘Bobby Jasoos’ star – who is also an alumni of St. Xavier’s College – at the launch event said, “This device will now integrate visually impaired into the mainstream and make them more independent.”

Vidya looked her ethic best in a flowing black outfit paired with exquisite earrings. Balan is currently riding high on the success of ‘Bobby Jasoos’ which was a slow, but major success at the box office. 2015 will see Vidya on the big screen in ‘Kahaani 2’, the 2012 prequel – Kahaani – was directed by Sujoy Ghosh and fetched Vidya a National award.

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