An effective adoption of the SmartCane in day-to-day mobility requires orientation training and practice. This includes understanding the device features, usage techniques and familiarity with typical use cases.

Training resources in accessible formats are now available to assist end-users as well as trainer’s involved in SmartCane training. The content of these resources has evolved over the years while working closely with users and trainers during the development phase. It includes their suggestions and feedbacks as well.

Download Smartcane Brochure (PDF, English)
Download Smartcane Brochure – Accessible Version (PDF, English)


Self-learning User Manual – Indian Languages

The manual is intended to be used by potential users as a self-learning manual. It would familiarize the user with the working principle, technical specifications and use of the SmartCane device.


Download Complete Package (zip, 121MB)

Self-learning User Manual – International Languages





Note: You can open the .epub file using Readium (downloadable from
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Trainer’s Handbook

The handbook is a collection of training methodologies and step-by-step activities which enable a trainer to train a new user. The trainer could be a mobility instructor, a special educator, a rehabilitation officer or a family member or friend of the user who may wish to carry out the training.


Download Complete package (.zip, 14mb)


Graphics Diagrams

The functioning of the device is explained through graphics diagrams. Graphic Diagrams are the embossed representation of any visual diagram. Following are the four graphic diagrams along with the transcriber’s note that are describing the working principle of the SmartCane and its process of detection.

English Print Version

English grade II Braille Format

Tactile-diagram-complete package (.zip, 342 kB)

Note: Use Microsoft Word and ViewPlus Translator to open these graphic files and Duxbury for transcriber’s notes. Tiger embosser or Swell printer could be used for taking tactile print.