IIT Dehli ASSISTech/Phoenix/Saksham

The SmartCane is an electronic device to assist in obstacle detection for the visually impaired.

Product description Brand name and product description

The SmartCane is an electronic device that fits as a handle on walking sticks or white canes used by visually impaired people. The SmartCane adds additional functionality to the cane or walking stick, which can only detect obstacles up to knee height, by enabling obstacle detection from knee to head height using sonic waves.

Target region(s) Target region for distribution/implementation (listed by country if specified)

Countries: India, Japan, Sri Lanka, Mauritius, Ethiopia, Iran, Thailand, South Africa, Uganda

Distributors/implementing organizations Organization(s) distributing/deploying this product directly to communities/individuals?"

The SmartCane is distributed by these organizations: Amedia Corporation Akiyama, Access to Success, Distripharm LTD, Bahiru Abas Advertising Company, Namad Fanavari Emrooz Co, Christian Foundation for the Blind, Disability Management Services (DMS), Braille Press Limited, along with many other Indian partners listed here.

Market suggested retail price Price per unit or service price per usage/terms (USD). Subsidies noted.

90 USD

Competitive landscape Similar products available on the market. May not be a comprehensive listing.
SDG targeted United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) targeted with this product/application/service

Goal 3: Good Health and Well-Being

Target user(s) Target user/consumer base (country, income segment)

The target users include the blind or visually impaired, particularly individuals with no or limited vision up to half a meter or less.

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