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SmartCane
SmartCane Device
Empowering visually impaired through independent and safe mobility
SmartCaneTM
SmartCaneTM
An electronic travel aid for the visually impaired
At Rs. 3,500
Donate a SmartCaneTM
  • Process
    payment
  • delivered to
    'Saksham' NGO
  • Donated to
    person with blindness
  • Purchase
    SmartCaneTM
  • Delivered
    at your home
  • Complimentary
    Training

About SmartCaneTM
A person with blindness can easily detect obstacles on ground, surface textures, pot holes etc. while travelling with a standard white cane. However, white cane cannot detect overhanging objects like tree branches, sign boards, open glass windows, etc. Also, at times using a white cane could result in scratching a parked vehicle with a cane, bumping into another person, etc.

A SmartCane solves the above challenges and empowers visually impaired through independent and safe mobility. Here's how a SmartCane works -
  • An electronic travel aid which fits on top fold of the white cane
  • Enhances white cane's capability by detecting objects from knee to head height in front of a person
  • Uses ultrasonic ranging to detect obstacles, and conveys distance information to the end users through distinct vibratory patterns
  • Helps users to avoid collisions with over-hanging and protruding objects, such as tree branches, signboards, underside of parked vehicles, open glass windows, thereby enabling them to navigate in different social settings with safety and confidence.
  • Informs about presence of objects before actually touching the object with the cane and thus helps in preventing unwanted contact
  • Co-created with the user community and validated by 300+ Visually impaired persons across the country
  • Currently, device being used by nearly 10,000 users in India
SmartCaneTM Features
  • Adjustable detection range: 3m (outdoor) and 1.8m (indoor)
  • Four intuitive vibratory patterns to convey obstacle distance information
  • Ergonomic grip for comfortable holding and cane tapping
  • Adjustable sensor mechanism for use by persons of different heights
  • In-built rechargeable battery
  • Can be easily attached/detached from a standard white cane
  • Sound indicators to convey battery level, charging status, sensor and vibrator failure
  • Conforms to international quality standard-CE, ISO 9001:2008
comparison
Standard White Cane White Cane with SmartCane Device
Detects on ground obstacles, surface textures, pot holes Detects on ground obstacles, surface textures, pot holes
CAN NOT detect overhanging objects - tree branches, sign boards, open windows, etc. Detects overhanging objects - tree branches, sign boards, open windows, etc.
Detects obstacle AFTER physical contact with obstacle Detects obstacle from some distance
Range for detecting obstacles - 1 m Range for detecting obstacles - 3 m
Use Cases of SmartCaneTM
  • Detecting and avoiding collisions with low-hanging tree branches, advertisement boards, sign boards, parked vehicles, under-side of standing trucks, luggage carriers, rickshaw backs, electric poles, pillars, bins, etc.
  • Protecting collision with street animals like cows, buffaloes, etc.
  • Finding path through corridors, half open gates
  • Detecting fast approaching objects like a reversing vehicle
  • Avoid making unwanted personal contact
  • Maintaining safe distance from those walking ahead
  • Staying away from the path of those coming from opposite direction
  • Following a queue during security checks or purchasing tickets at airports, metro and railway stations

SMARTCAME™ Users
Testimonials
  • "The SmartCane device is very beneficial. It protects me from a lot of upper body injuries which I earlier used to encounter on a daily basis while using the regular white cane".
    - A male working professional from New Delhi, India
  • "This device has made us smart just like its own name. My safety in travel has increased by a great deal."
    - A female working professional from Ahmedabad, India
  • "It feels great to be able to move around alone. I no more need to hold anyone's hand for my mobility. I can just be myself. Family and friends now have the confidence in me that I can travel independently without getting hurt or injured."
    - A female college student from Mumbai, India
  • "The device is really helping my son in becoming more mobile. He is able to move independently now."
    - A mother of a boy from Jamaica, Africa
  • "I use SmartCane all the time in University, cafe, shopping centre and on the street. It helps me a lot to avoid collisions with open windows, parked vehicles, tree branches and so on. Now I can easily find, whether anybody is in front of me or not while standing in a queue. This is helping me a lot in living independently."
    - A male college student from Thailand