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SUPPORTABLE ROLLING CANE / White Cane

SUPPORTABLE ROLLING CANE
SUPPORTABLE ROLLING CANE

Because our population is aging, the number of older adults with vision problems is predicted to rise. When the visually impaired or blind people are walking, they usually hold a stick to beat around to determine the direction in which they can walk. However, this process will make them use more energy to detect the forward path. SUPPORTABLE ROLLING CANE is a cane design with a spherical wheel and four rubber pads. The spherical wheel can save energy for blind people during path survey. When the wheel is compressed, the four-foot rubber pads allow blind seniors to gain stability and safety to avoid slipping while standing and resting.

University

National Taiwan Normal University

National Taiwan Normal University
Taipei City, Taiwan

Kuan-Hua Lin,
National Taiwan Normal University