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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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SmartCane distribution and training in Maharashtra
On 27th and 28th March 2017, SmartCanes were made available to 20 young visually challenged individuals in Mahabaleshwar, who are engaged in the business of making and selling unique designs of candles in the local markets.As the nature of their work requires them to move around a lot, these individuals were extremely happy after receiving the SmartCane device and the training to use it...continue reading
SmartCane Launch in South Africa
March 1-7, 2017
A national campaign was organized to launch the SmartCane in multiple cities of South Africa including Johannesburg, Pretoria, Cape Town, Worcester, Durban and Peitmaritzburg in the first week of March 2017, in collaboration with Disability Management Services (DMS), the International partner organization of Saksham in South Africa.Continue reading..
Smartkit distribution in Indore:
In collaboration with Yuva Vikalang Manch, an organisation working for persons with disability in Indore, Madhya Pradesh, 30 visually challenged individuals were equipped with SmartCanes and smart phones. These devices were distributed under the smart kit scheme of Saksham, whereby integrated solutions aimed at enhancing different developmental opportunities of persons with blindness such as mobility, education, access to information etc are made available to them in an affordable manner.Continue reading..
SmartCane Launch in Bahrain

Rotary Club of Manama, Bahrain took the initiative of improving the mobility of persons with blindness in Bahrain with SmartCane device. Understanding the importance of safe and independent mobility, Rotary team coordinated with the Friendship Society for the Blind to organize a distribution cum training workshop on 21st January 2017. During the workshop, 20 SmartCane devices were donated to the members of the society. Read More
SmartCanes distributed at Navsari to people with blindness on the eve of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's birthday
September 17' 2016

On 17th September 2016, more than 1000 visually challenged individuals received SmartCanes from PM Narendra Modi as part of the largest ever distribution camp for aids and assistive devices, that was organised in Navsari district of Gujarat.
SmartCane distribution camp by Nagrota Bhawan Welfare Society
July 26-27, 2016

For the third consecutive year, SmartCaneTM devices were distributed to more than 50 persons with visual impairment from different districts of Himachal Pradesh during the health camp held on 26th and 27th July 2016. This event is organized every year in Kangra (Himachal Pradesh) by Nagrota Bhawan Welfare Society under the leadership of Shri. G.S Bali, Honorable Minister of Transport, Food, Civil Supplies & Consumer Affairs and Education in Himachal Pradesh Cabinet. 
SmartCane Workshop at Jagriti School, Pune
April 25, 2016

Jagriti School for the Blind, Pune organized a summer camp for nearly 50 girls with visual impairment. Understanding that the independent travel is one of the most important requirement for the seeking education and work, the project director Ms. Sakina Bedi took the initiative of organising one day workshop on Safe and Independent Mobility for all the camp participants. 

PM modi handing over the smartcane device
PM distributes SmartCanes to 300 people in Varanasi
January 22, 2016
On 22 January 2016, 300 persons with visual impairment received SmartCaneTM devices 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.

SmartCane receives national award from Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment
SmartCaneTM Device receives national award from Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment
December 03, 2015
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.
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