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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On 26 February 2018, Saksham organised the first ever training workshop on safe and independent mobility in the state of Sikkim. The workshop was held in collaboration with NAB Sikkim at blind school of Namchi.
15 - 16 January 2018
SmartCane was exhibited in Dubai Health Forum held between 15th to 16th January 2018. It is an annual exhibition cum conference organised by Dubai Health Authority (DHA) and Government of Dubai which brings together prominent health practitioners, decision makers, industry experts, and showcases innovations in healthcare from all around the world. Read More
12 October 2017
The rotary club of Manama presented 100 SmartCanes to the members of the Friendship society for the Blind in a ceremony at the society’s premises in Riffa. A group of society members received the canes at the presentation which coincided with World Sight Day. Read More
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
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..
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