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kwcclark
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I've seen this before
kwcclark   1/26/2015 4:09:36 PM
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This type of "walking stick" has been proposed before, with optical sensors, but was quickly dropped when it was discovered that that big clunky white cane actually serves the very beneficial purpose of notifying others that the user is blind and they should stand clear or otherwise be careful around them.

 

NadineJ
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more details needed
NadineJ   12/27/2013 1:47:35 PM
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This looks very cool.  But, I'd strongly suggest adding a strap to loop around the wrist, just like current canes. 

Many with sight impairment are older and don't have the dexterity or strength to hold onto a device for long periods of time.

Charles Murray
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In action
Charles Murray   11/21/2013 5:29:44 PM
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Nice to see the walking stick in action. It's impressive that this can be done for such low cost.



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