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Blind Inventor Develops ‘Smart Cane’ That Uses Google Maps And Sensors To Identify Surroundings

Posted by on September 7, 2019 in Futurism & Inspiring Inventions, Sci-Tech, Technology with 0 Comments

 

Mandy Froelich | Truth Theory

Thanks to the ingenuity of a blind inventor, people who lack sight can more easily navigate the world. The “smart cane,” or WeWalk cane, uses ultrasonic sensors to warn the user of nearby objects and obstacles through vibrations in the handle.


As CNN reports, the purpose of the device is to protect people from low-hanging objects and obstacles above chest level. Not only can the can be paired with a smartphone’s Bluetooth system for easy control but is is also integrated with Voice Assistant and Google Maps Software. Furthermore, the WeWalk cane has built-in speakers the user of nearby stores and infrastructural details that may not easily be detected.

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