An electronic device has been developed in France to aid the visually impaired in walking the streets.
The device, GoSense, is attached to a cane or walking stick, and is connected to earphones which beep on either the right or the left ear piece, depending on the location of the obstruction, to alert the users.
At present the device is estimated at P100,000, and is currently being used by some 400 individuals across markets including Belgium, Germany, Italy, and Switzerland.
A similar device, a "smart cane" called WeWALK, was presented at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona last June. — Jon Viktor D. Cabuenas/BM, GMA News