Compact Cane is the first digital white cane
The first discreet mobility aid that challenges what visual impairment looks like
There are 285 million people living with sight loss across the world, with 2 million in the UK.
But in the UK, 700,000 people experience social stigma from the general public because of their visual impairment.
The white cane is an aid used to detect obstacles and keep safe. But because it is a symbol of blindness, it labels the user as 'disabled' and 'vulnerable', exposing them to social stigma and isolation.
Our solution is Compact Cane.
Instead of using a high-visibility white cane, Compact Cane uses invisible ultrasonic waves to detect obstacles in real-time, so the user can have the choice to use a more discreet form.
We've developed an intuitive language that tells the user the proximity of an obstacle through vibrations.
We are a socially-driven tech start-up based in Bath, UK.
We are passionate about creating social change through our meaningful and innovative products for visually impaired people.
We are currently developing Compact Cane, our platform product, and with your help it can become a the catalyst for social change!
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