Blind Man Invents a Stick That Uses Google Maps to Help Blind People Navigate

Kursat Ceylan is a blind engineer and the mastermind behind a project called WeWalk. It’s a smart cane that uses Google maps to help blind people navigate. Ceylan is also the CEO and co-founder of Young Guru Academy, a Turkish non-profit organization.

“In these days, we are talking about flying cars, but these people have been using just a plain stick,” Ceylan told CNN. “As a blind person, when I am at the Metro station, I don’t know which is my exit… I don’t know which bus is approaching… which stores are around me. That kind of information can be provided with the WeWalk.”

It’s equipped with built-in speakers, a voice assistant, Google, and sensors that send vibrations to warn about obstacles above chest level.

You can check out the remarkable invention on an Instagram page called wewalkio.

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