Smartcane ensures independent mobility, safety and gives confidence

What is SmartCane?

SmartCane device is an electronic travel aid which fits on the top fold of the white cane. It serves as an enhancement to the white cane and overcomes its limitations by detecting knee-above and hanging obstacles. Such objects include the side of a truck, hanging cloth strings, protruding coolers or air conditioners, railing, tree branches, inclined ladders, etc. These obstacles do not have significant footprint on the ground and thus can result in injury to the head or upper body parts. For safe mobility, it is important that they are detected early. The cane has other uses as a spatial awareness device as it can detect presence or absence of objects in the surroundings.
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User Story

"It is easy to detect waist high obstacles now. I have become smarter with SmartCane”

Riddhi Soni, Ahmedabad

User Manju Magoo from Mumbai

"My initial experience with the White cane was like gosh! and now with Smart cane it’s like wow! I walk faster and I am more confident now. Just one word for the device: It’s wonderful! "

Manju Magoo, Mumbai

News and Events

PM distributes SmartCanes to 300 people in Varanasi

On 22 January 2016, 300 persons with visual impairment received SmartCanes from Prime Minister Narendra Modi during Divyangjan Sashaktikaran Samaroh held in Varanasi.
This event has been the biggest camp for the distribution of aids to disabled people, where more than 9200 ‘divyangs’ or specially-abled persons were provided various types of modern assistive devices.
PM modi handing over the SmartCane to a visually impaired person at a device distribution function at Varanasi- 22nd Jan2016

SmartCane Team receives the Manthan Awards

Smartcane team receiving the Manthan Award On 2nd December 2015, SmartCane received the Mathan Award under the category "e-Inclusion & Accessibility" . Manthan Award is a first of its kind initiative to discover, recognise and honour the BEST use of ICT and digital tools for developmental purposes.

SmartCane receives national award from Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment

SmartCane has received the National Award from the Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment under the category of "Best Applied Research/Innovation/Product Development Aimed at Improving the Life of Persons with Disabilities". The award was presented by the Finance Minister, Shri Arun Jaitley on 3rd December at Vigyan Bhavan, New Delhi.
On this occasion, Saksham was also awarded as the best institution for providing inclusive education to the children and persons with disabilities.
Smartcane team receiving the National Award at Vigyan Bhavan

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