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Q / Smart Cane Concept


253 million people in the world have low vision and 36 million people are completely blind. Blind people are 3 times more likely to be unemployed, and 3 times more likely to be involved in a motor vehicle collision. The existing canes meet the need of the users, but there is a great opportunity to improve the design. Q is a smart cane designed for people with low to no vision, intended to assure, assist, and enhance the commute of the user. Q will notify the user of obstacles and guide the user on their commute via voice and haptic feedback.


Arizona State University

Arizona State University
Chandler, United States

Pengyu Chen,
Arizona State University