The BBMP will distribute ‘Smart Cane’ which is a handle-like device that can be used by visually challenged individuals.
Story so far: The welfare department of the civic body is planning to provide smart canes to 943 visually challenged people who have registered for the welfare scheme. It will be given free of cost to people who cannot afford such canes.
- The cane is foldable and can detect obstacles up to 3 meters away.
- The distance range, height and angle sensor can be adjusted with the help of a single switch.
Technology: The cane can convey information about the distance of the obstacle with the help of three different vibrating patterns. It has a built-in rechargeable battery that can last for 8 hours after a single charge. The sensor is detachable and can be removed at any time.