New Smart Cane Opens New Possibilities For The Blind

WeWalk caneWhite canes for the blind have been around seemingly forever, but their “technology” seems like it’s from the stone age.  It’s basically a stick.

Now there’s a new smart cane called WeWalk, which brings today’s smart phone technology to canes for the blind.  While the old canes help blind people detect obstacles at foot level, the new smart canes also detect obstacles at the body or head level, typically with a vibration alert.  They can audibly tell the user what’s around them, including directions, and what stores and establishments they are passing.

These amazing devices of course pair with the user’s phone.  For example, using Google Maps, they can get verbal step-by-step directions as they walk.

Learn more about these incredible devices.

Help SDCB’s efforts to get devices like these in the hands of those who need them.

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