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Beyond being just a product, WeWALK is a social platform and a movement which unites all blind people in the world,  creates awareness in society, and fosters accessibility, social inclusion, more and equal participation in social life.

Kursat Ceylan, co-founder of WeWALK, walking with the smart cane

When Kursat Ceylan, who is blind, was trying to find his way to a hotel, he used an app on his phone for directions, but also had to hold his cane and pull his luggage.

He ended up walking into a pole, cutting his forehead.

Man is walking with WeWALK down the street

Kürşat Ceylan said he and his team developed the idea in part due to his own experiences as someone without the ability to see.

CNN Reporter Samuel Burke and WeWALK Co-Founder Kursat Ceylan

WeWALK Smart Cane helps visually impaired “see” obstacles.

WeWALK Mashable News Cover

WeWalk is an electronic cane designed to make the walking experience for blind and low-vision community members easier.

A woman holding WeWALK and showing WeWALK's front face

Beyond being just a product, WeWALK is a social platform and a movement which unites all blind people in the world, creates awareness in society, and fosters accessibility, social inclusion, more and equal participation in social life.

Recently, forward-thinking designers from all walks of life have found ways to incorporate smart technology into their products. While many of these revolutionized products—like a cat selfie device and a cute planter—simply aim to make life a bit more fun; however, some, like the WeWALK smart cane, strive to make a difference.

WeWALK handle and phone

A white cane that uses smart technology aims to help visually-impaired people navigate their surroundings. called weWALK, the device is equipped with built-in speakers, smartphone integration, and sensors that send vibrations to warn users of obstacles up ahead.

Accessibility in the UK can be a big problem. Many towns and cities are hundreds of years old, so updating public buildings can be difficult, and repairing pavements and roads is not a straightforward decision for cash-strapped councils.

WeWALK Inventor holding smart cane

El turco Kürsat Ceylan ha desarrollado un artilugio digital para guiar a los invidentes. Time lo ha elegido como uno de los 100 inventos de 2019.

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Smart Cane for the Visually Impaired