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Tactile Guide Cane / Cane(Products)

Tactile Guide Cane
Tactile Guide Cane

Tactile guide cane is a type of navigation stick designed for blind people. There is a built-in GPS system and an ultrasonic transducer. The rotation of bumps on the handle shows the blind person the correct way to walk forward. Comparing with auditory navigation that may be used on a noisy street, touching the bump rotation with a thumb to know the direction is much more convenient and clearer.


Ningbo University of Technology

Ningbo University of Technology
Ningbo,Zhejiang, China

Zequan Li,
Ningbo University of Technology

Jiaqi Sun,
Ningbo University of Technology