Kazakh scientists’ inventions enter foreign markets


Kazakh developments have attracted investors from the US and Australia. One of them is a bone headset for the hearing impaired. This device, created by Galymzhan Gabdreshov and his team, helps to recognize the vibrations and tonality of music. In addition, the inventor created a device for the visually impaired people. Using sound signals, it helps them navigate the space and locate objects around them.

“I started looking for a replacement for vision loss. My research has led to the fact that there’s only one technology that explains the fact that the human brain can see using active sound dowsing. We were able to find a type of emitter, an industrial device that wasn’t designed for this at all. However, our assumption turned out to be correct, and the first tests on the visually impaired showed that they had even learned to ride a bike in just seven days. I'm talking about totally blind people without eyeballs,” opined Galymzhan Gabdreshov, a developer.

The development team is currently working on obtaining an international patent for their device. The bone headphones are planned to be produced in China.

“In addition to the U.S. and Australia, we have received offers from Germany, France and South Africa. They wrote letters at the government level and made requests for their government to support this Kazakh development and to contact our leadership to conduct negotiations necessary for the transfer. Because every device provides an opportunity to significantly improve the quality of life,” said Nurbek Yensebayev, Co-Founder, Sezual Non-Profit Organization.

China has already launched the production of other inventions by the team of Kazakh developers for people with special needs. The Braille tutorial is one of them. The researchers created the font together with domestic special-needs experts specifically for Kazakh specialized schools.

“The main problem that they voiced was that the most important thing for a blind child is to train a finger to read these pimples. And it should do it quickly. Like this, they practically fly,” added Galymzhan Gabdreshov.

Based on the approved Braille script, domestic developers have also created Arabic and Chinese versions for customers from these countries. In the near future, the inventors will travel to the U.S. at the invitation of specialized schools for the visually impaired and Paralympic athletes who are interested in testing Kazakh technologies.


Translation by Assem Zhanmukhanova

Editing by Saule Mukhamejanova