No more canes: young Mexicano Diego Roel is helping the blind “see.”
At just 17, Diego Roel Chapas is an inventor and entrepreneur with his own TED Talk who wants to change the world with innovative technologies. And he’s well on his way, after designing a device called “Strap” that helps the visually impaired “see” obstacles in their path and walk independently.
When he was just 10 years old, Diego Roel Chapas met a young, visually impaired man in the grocery store. The young man was using a walker, and Diego was struck by how difficult it must be for him to not be able to walk freely and confidently through the world. In that moment, Diego promised himself that he would do something to improve the lives of the visually impaired.
Just 6 years later, “Strap” was born . . .