Blind Engineer Invents Smart Cane That Uses Google Maps

Blind Engineer Invents Smart Cane That Uses Google Maps

WeWalk uses technology to help blind people navigate.

A revolutionizing smart cane called WeWalk has been introduced to help blind people navigate their surroundings, Boredpanda.com reports.

The cane was invented by visually impaired engineer Kursat Ceylan, who is the CEO and co-founder of Young Guru Academy (YGA), the Turkish non-profit behind WeWalk.

“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 recently told CNN.

The device is equipped with built-in speakers, a voice assistant, Google, and sensors that warn about obstacles above chest level.

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