Cane, SmartCane (Folded), 2014
SmartCane was designed to address the needs of people in the developing world with vision loss. A significant feature is that it can detect obstructions between a person’s knee and chest up to three meters away. Sensors emit and receive ultrasonic waves that trigger haptic vibrations when a physical hazard is detected, using various patterns to differentiate obstacles and distances.
This object was
It is credited
Gift of Assistech, I.I.T. Delhi.
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Its dimensions are
H x W x D: 24 × 10 × 5.3 cm (9 7/16 × 3 15/16 × 2 1/16 in.)
This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition Access+Ability.