Smart Cane

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Check out the video for yourself, but I see this as the ‘OnStar’ version for a cane. Some will want the additional help, and others won’t. The best part is the option. At the end of the video, the user did indicate she wished it were not so heavy — just what I was thinking as I watched the video.

Smart Cane Video

For my friends without vision:

The cane has the traditional folds of a folding cane but on the second section, just below the first grip fold, there is a white, rectangular box around the whole second section. On the top of the white box, which faces outward while using the cane, there are a few black and white buttons. When folded, the cane looks about the size of an thin loaf of bread. The cane voice is wired through a bluetooth ear piece. While they say the box fits on an existing cane I believe it is built onto it and cannot be added to a cane after the fact.

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