#77 Ilkka Pirttimaa

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Ilkka Pirttimaa
  • Sector: Mobile technology
  • Residence: Finland

Pirttimaa is the creator of BlindSquare, a GPS self-voicing app developed for blind and visually impaired people. It allows them to travel independently by describing the environment and announcing points of interest, and works in conjunction with other apps like Foursquare. Pirttimaa’s compassionate invention has been recognised globally for its attempts to improve the lives of the estimated 285 million visually impaired people worldwide.

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