WeWALK Smart Cane
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.
1. Detects Obstacles: WeWALK detects obstacles above chest level with an ultrasonic sensor and vibrates when these objects are near.
2. Paired with Phone: When paired with the WeWALK mobile application via Bluetooth, the user can use applications with WeWALK’s touchpad, without holding his or her phone. For example, the user can get navigation on the WeWALK device.
3. Evolves with Integrations: WeWALK is integrated with “Google Maps” and “Voice Assistant”. In the future, WeWALK will be integrated with transportation applications and ride share applications. These new integration features are installed through periodic software updates.
|Flash Memory||16 Mbit|
|Ultrasonic Sensor||16mm open enclosure, 40kHz, directivity 55°|
|Touchpad||Multi-touch custom module|
|Vibration Motors||Left and Right vibrating buttons|
|Battery||1000mAh Li-ion with on package protection circuit|
|Battery Charger||500mA max. charge current|
|Speaker||Class D power amplifier + 0.5W smartphone speaker|
|Microphone||MEMS digital microphone|
|Accelerometer||3 Axis Magnetic Compass|
|Weight||280 gr (without power supply)|
|Dimensions (Width x Lenght x Height)||25 mm x 289 mm x 44 mm|
|Obstacle Detection Distance||80 cm – 250 cm|