Blind Assist Twig
A smart cane designed to assist visually challenged people of all ages and elderly people to walk seamlessly in outdoor spaces.
The goal of the project was to create a smart cane by adding technological feedback to a visually impaired person's white cane. This is the first design project I designed as part of undergraduate project
User Research, User Observation Ideation, Design & Assembly, Electronics, Programming
Product Design, IOT, Universal Design, Assistive Technology
Photoshop, SketchBook Pro, Arduino Uno, Electronic Components
October - November 2014
In India, Pedestrians, cyclists, motorized two-wheeler riders, and pillion passengers constitute the largest number of those killed, admitted to hospital, and disabled in road accidents. “They are the most vulnerable road users in India, unlike the developed world where motorists are affected the most” - Amit Gupta, additional professor of trauma surgery and critical care at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in New Delhi.
A Vector Representation of Blind and Elderly people crossing the road, absence of precautions on India Roads is the problem