WeWALK – Accessible Brochure
Enhancing the mobility of visually impaired people through revolutionary smart cane and smartphone app.
WeWALK is an award-winning, revolutionary smart cane designed to improve the safety and mobility of visually impaired people, allowing them full and equal participation in everyday life. The WeWALK comes with an Ambutech graphite cane, or the smart handle can attach to a standard white cane that provides obstacle detection using its built-in ultrasonic sensor technology.
The smart cane also connects to the WeWALK mobile app to provide a range of other features. The smart cane works in tandem with the app to help you navigate the world around you with fully accessible turn-by- turn GPS navigation, carefully developed for both blind and low vision users. WeWALK has received international recognition from prestigious awards and media channels. List various awards and media. WeWALK is constantly evolving with new features and collaborations, partnering with Microsoft and other industry leaders. WeWALK is built by sighted and visually impaired people, driven by our own lived experiences.
WeWALK at a Glance
- Travel safely with a front-mounted, ultrasonic sensor that provides haptic feedback through vibrations when obstacles above chest level are in range.
- Accessible Navigation: Obtain turn-by-turn navigation, destination tracking, and low-vision mapping
- Public Transportation: Access public transport stops, timetables, and stop tracking
- What’s Around Me? Explore nearby places and discover new places
- Track your activity: Monitor step count, distance and other cane usage behaviour
Frequently Asked Questions:
How can I have a WeWALK smart cane?
There are 2 options.
- Order directly from the WeWALK website at www.wewalk.io. Installment options are also available.
- Open a fundraising campaign from our platform website at www. wewalktogether.io. All of the platform fees and costs are covered by WeWALK.
What cane is supplied with the WeWALK?
WeWALK has partnered with Ambutech, a leading manufacturer of white canes. It comes supplied with a foldable, Ambutech graphite cane which easily screws onto the WeWALK smart handle. The cane uses a hook-on, marshmallow roller tip.
How much does it weigh?
The smart cane handle weighs about 0.55 lb (252 g). The smart cane handle when installed to the Ambutech cane is about 0.81 lb (380 g), depending on cane size ordered.
What sizes are available?
You can buy WeWALK smart cane in 51 in (129cm), 54 in (137cm), and 59 in (150cm) sizes. Measurements include total cane length of the smart handle and white cane.
Will the smart cane detect ground level obstacles?
The cane does not detect obstacles below chest level, so the user should have tandard white cane training knowledge to detect ground level obstacles.
What’s the battery life?
Battery life will vary upon usage, but the estimated battery life on a single charge is approximately 20 hours or longer.
Do I need a smartphone to use it?
Benefiting from accessible navigation, public transport and what’s around me features provided by the WeWALK app. You will need an iOS or Android smartphone for using these features.
Is WeWALK cane hard to use?
With all new technology, it will take time to get familiarized with using a smart cane, but WeWALK offers support through audio, written, and free online 1 on 1 training to help you learn to use the WeWALK app and smart cane.
Can it be used in rainy or extremely cold weather?
As with all electronic devices, WeWALK smart cane is not meant to be used in heavy rain or extremely cold weather conditions as they can affect the lifespan of the device. WeWALK comes supplied with a waterproof leather case that allows you to use it as a standard white cane during heavy rain.
How can I learn more?
Contact the WeWALK team by calling 866-2-WEWALK (866-293-9255), or by sending an email to [email protected]