The Infrared Walking Cane

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Simply called the Safe Stick, this revolutionary walking stick for sight-impaired individuals goes beyond the limitations of traditional designs, utilizing a network of checkpoints at landmarks like bus stops and intersections to help users navigate safely and more effectively. The design relies on RIAS (Remote Infrared Auditory Signage) technology installed at the landmarks that communicate with the walking stick and signal an auditory message to the user with details on their location as they approach a checkpoint. For nighttime use, a bright red LED flasher gives additional safety by notifying drivers of the user’s location.

Designer: Parasuraman Kannan

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  • Brie Perrin says:

    Hi! Is this product available for purchase? My aunt became blind almost a year ago, and this would be AMAZING!

    Thank you!

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