Many products have now been reinvented through technology. From intelligent planters to intelligent TVs, the strength of technology is no longer surprising. While many of the latest technological inventions are devoted to amusement, there are many that add to our well-being, particularly for those who have some kind of disability.
Recently, a revolutionizing intelligent cane called WeWalk has been implemented to assist blind individuals to navigate their environment much more effectively when they are by themselves.
The cane was created by visually impaired engineer Kursat Ceylan, who is the CEO and co-founder of the Young Guru Academy (YGA), a non-profit Turkish company behind WeWALK. Being blind, Ceylan understands firsthand what problems individuals like him face and decides to use his expertise to invent something that could significantly enhance people’s lives.
“In 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,” he said.
This smart cane helps visually impaired individuals with intelligent technology, some of which we use every day. It’s fitted with built-in cameras, speech assistant, Google, and vibration detectors to caution against barriers above the chest area.
The intelligent cane is available on the company’s website and sells for about $500.