Smart Cane

Assistive Technology designed to help people with visual impairment to shop independently

Role: Interaction Designer, Electrical Engineer

Pain Point

A common experience among many people is the struggle of navigating a grocery store. Generally stores have the same layout in that there is fresh produce, meat, poultry, dairy, and bread around the exterior with aisles through the middle where cans and frozen foods are located. This everyday practice creates a hassle normally but a new set of challenges arise when this task is attempted by someone who cannot see.

It is ergonomically design to fit user's palm perfectly.

The Process


RFID Technology is used in prototyping. In real production, RFID Reader will be replaced by a camera embeded with image recognition system.

The Process