Sense Five Is A Smart White Cane With Surface-Changing Handle To Aid The Visually Impaired
The Sense Five is a new smart white cane concept that utilizes the human sense of touch to keep visually impaired users safe.
Designed by German design studio Werteloberfell, this latest tech concept’s main feature is a surface- changing handle which becomes rough to signal a potential risk up ahead. The sense five features a safe on and off switch positioned ergonomically in the hand when the switch is on and serves as a stop to position the handle safely. Low energy LEDs are also incorporated which lights up automatically in the dark. All its electronic and mechanical components fit into the handle, thus resulting in a slim and well-balanced geometry.
An image recognition sensor is built-in to the cane which enables it to pick up information from the surroundings and detect obstacles. It obtains traffic in real-time to generate a predictive model of the environment, then passing the data to the user as the surface of the handle changes.
A certain surface change is used by the Sense Five to indicate the state of charge. One unique feature of the Sense Five is the ability for it to be charged anywhere. It comes with an integrated USB-C port which allows charging from various sources. Power banks and public outlets can be used to charge it when the user is outside. When at home, it can be charged with a wall mount. The wall mount also does more than charging. It serves as a recognizable storage location, ensuring a reliable orientation and easy accessibility.
- date publishedSeptember 15, 2020
- original sourceDesign Boom