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WeWalk is creating the best smart cane for the blind and visually-impaired. Equipped with advanced sensors, speaker, & vibration, walking is easy and extremely safe with WeWALK smart cane. With the integration via your smartphone and We WALK app, calling an Uber directly from WeWALK smart cane is just one-button-click simple
WeWALK is selected as Best Invention of 2019 by TIME Magazine. Also won Edison Award as the gold winner in 2018.
My name is Kürşat Ceylan, I am the co-founder of WeWALK and blind since birth.
2 years ago, I went to New York to give a speech at the United Nations.
While I was going to my hotel from the airport, with only two hands I was trying to use my cane, pull my luggage, and check the GPS directions on my phone at the same time. Not surprisingly, during this struggle all of a sudden, I bumped into a pole. With a reflex coming from years of experience, my hand went to my head. Needless to say, it was bloody. I have no problem with my scars, I know they make me more handsome but I don't need a new one.
These are not only my problems. According to the World Health Organization, there are 253 million visually impaired people in the world That is why We created WeWALK
WeWALK attaches to the traditional white cane, transforming it into an innovative smart cane. This technology increases visually impaired people’s independence and promotes full- participation in society via three of its features.
- Detects obstacles at the head and chest level.
- Gives turn-by-turn and clockwise navigation.
- Navigate to all nearby bus stops and access bus timetables.
- Learn what’s around you like popular places, restaurants, pubs, and cafes
- Talk to Alexa Voice Assistant.
Details of Features
WeWALK Smart Cane provides more secure travel to visually impaired people with obstacle detection and makes traveling experience easier and more independent with navigation and public transportation integrations.
WeWALK detects obstacles above the chest level with an ultrasonic sensor and vibrates when these objects are near. Also, you can change the obstacle detection distance between 80 cm and 170 cm.
Get Blind Friendly Navigation
WeWALK Smart Cane has mobile applications for iOS and Android. You can save your favorite places and get turn-by-turn and clockwise navigation through the cane while your phone is in your pocket.
Search for Nearby Places and Explore the Area
Algorithms determine what information is most useful to you such as popular places, restaurants, pubs, and cafes. And you can easily get navigation to them.
Learn Bus Timetables and Bus Stops Around You
You can list nearby bus stops and get navigation to them. Also, you can learn which bus is coming and how many minutes left for the next buses.
Weight: 252 gr (without a white cane)
Length:28 cm (without a white cane)
Obstacle Detection Distance: 80 cm-170cm
Components: Speaker, Microphone, Touchpad, Vibration Motors, Ultrasonic Sensor, Gyro, Compass, Accelerometer
Battery: 1000mAh Li-ion Battery, 20 hours battery life
Water Resistance: WeWALK is not waterproof, do not expose the device to water or liquids
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