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ARIADNE / Products and Application


Ariadne is a white cane for blinds. The cane makes blinds easy to reach their destination. Existing smart canes usually guide the path by hearing, but it would be hard to carry listening devices all the times or listening sounds at noisy streets. This cane is equipped with GPS and it shows blinds the way by touch sensation. Blinds usually have delicate tactile sense and the rotating part of the stick could be more helpful to guide their own way.


Koomin University

Koomin University
Seoul, South Korea