Along with the advancement of technology, a large number of inventions are invented and many have been innovated. The technology has been and will be changing every day there for it does not surprise us anymore. Among all the inventions, many of them have contributed to our well being, especially to people with disabilities.
A visually impaired engineering student Kursat Ceylan, who is the CEO and co-founder of Young Guru Academy (YGA), the Turkish non-profit behind WeWALK takes the step to innovate the white cane to smart cane, it helps to the blind people navigate their surroundings much more efficiently when they are on their own.
Being blind, Ceylan knows the difficulties that people like him face every day there for he put his knowledge forward to innovating something that would lessen the difficulties in peoples’ life.
Smart cane assists people who are visually impaired using smart technology. It’s equipped with built-in speakers, a voice assistant, Google, and sensors that send vibrations to warn about obstacles above chest level. The smart cane is available on the company’s website and runs for around $500.
The smart cane assists visually impaired people using smart technology, some of which we use every day.
It’s equipped with built-in speakers, a voice assistant, Google, and sensors that send vibrations to warn about obstacles above chest level.
Ceylan told CNN “These days, we are talking about flying cars, but these people have been using just a plain stick. As a blind person, when I am at the Metro station, I don’t know which is my exit… I don’t know which bus is approaching… which stores are around me. That kind of information can be provided with the WeWalk,”