Smartcane ensures independent mobility, safety and gives confidence
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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News and Events
An Awareness and training workshop on Safe and Independent mobility was organized in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia by Bahiru Abbas Advertising Ltd. on 9th October 2015. The organizers of the workshop created a lot of awareness about the utilities and benefits of the SmartCane device for the visually impaired community through a radio show on assistive technology aired on dotcom radio Read More
A joint team from IIT Delhi and Saksham participated in Africa forum held in Uganda from 3rd to 8th October 2015. More than 400 people from 56 countries participated in the event. These included large number of representatives from organizations working for the people with blindness, special educators, advocates, policy makers and persons with visual impairment. Read More
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Frequently Asked Questions
The SmartCane device is priced at INR 3000, is available at our channel partners.
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The training / learning material is available for download in different formats like epub, daisy, braille, clear print, etc.
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