Our project aim is to help the future of the visually impaired with the AI Proximity Cane. Navigating streets becomes safer and more empowering with our aid device. It is equipped with a smart camera system, this cane detects obstacles that surround the user accurately. Its easy-to-use interface turns complex data into helpful alerts that tells the user about objects that could potentially harm them and can be personalized on how you are alerted. With the AI Proximity Cane, users gain the freedom to travel, engage, and live independently. Say hello to a world where safety and autonomy unite.


Empowered and Driven:
Delivering Solutions for Global Issues

Good health and well-being: Our AI proximity cane is designed to enhance accessibility and healthcare, prioritizing the reduction of accidents for visually impaired individuals through sensors and cameras that detect potential hazards in their surroundings.

Affordable and Clean Energy: We aim to develop our AI proximity cane to operate on clean energy sources, supporting the wider goal of achieving sustainable energy access for everyone.

Reduced inequalities: We aspire to empower people with disabilities to actively participate in society, education, and employment by providing access to our assistive proximity cane technology.

Industry, innovation and infrastructure: Building robust infrastructure, advancing inclusive and sustainable industrialization, and encouraging innovation.


``Software issues, trying to make detection and sensors as accurate as possible. Gathering correct hardware, this has not been done before so collecting the most efficient hardware is all down to how well the research is. Cost and Affordability, developing and manufacturing a high-quality, technologically advanced device like the AI Proximity Cane can be costly. Trying to find a price balance for users to ensure affordability and accessibility, particularly those from disadvantaged backgrounds.``
To tackle the challenges we are going to keep improving the software to make sensors and detection more accurate. Test a lot and make changes based on real-world use. Do thorough research to find the best hardware. Ask experts or those with more experience and try out different options to see what works best. Design the cane to be good quality but not too expensive. Make sure the cane is affordable for everyone, including those with less money. Maybe think about discounts or payment plans. Thoughts have gone into the idea of working with groups that help visually impaired people. They can give support, money, and ideas on how to make the cane better from the history they have within the field.
Use Case
``A visually impaired college student named Jordyen, is walking to the shops using his AI Proximity Cane. As he is walking down the path, he encounters a parked car partially blocking his path. He cannot see the parked car causing the obstruction, Jordyen continues walking. Suddenly, the AI Proximity Cane detects the presence of the parked car now moving towards him, using its advanced camera system and alerts Jordyen of the obstacle ahead to move more sudden. Jordyen hears or feels a series of beeps indicating the proximity of the car. He moves and uses the cane to explore his surroundings, identifying the obstacle blocking his path. With this information, he adjusts his route and safely navigates around the car, avoiding a potential collision. As Jordyen continues on, he reflects on how the AI Proximity Cane has become an invaluable tool in his daily life, allowing him to move confidently and independently through his environment while avoiding obstacles and potential hazards.``


List of Essential Tools and Technologies



The cane will be with a camera that continuously scans the user’s surroundings, detecting obstacles and potential hazards with precision and accuracy. We will try to build in a water sensor at the bottom of the cane to detect wet surfaces such as puddles or slippery areas, providing timely alerts to prevent slips and falls. There will be vibrate motor by the handle where they hold the cane to provide haptic feedback to the user, conveying real-time alerts about detected obstacles or changes in the environment, ensuring quick responses to potential hazards. Compact and lightweight is the aim, our prototype is user-centered design to offer safety and independence for visually impaired individuals



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Impact on the market

``Our cane adds a level of enhanced safety to the market, providing something the market has not already got.

Our cane has the potential to appeal to a wide range of users, including those who may have previously been hesitant to adopt traditional cane technology. Its advanced features, set it apart from existing products on the market, making it an attractive option for both new and existing users.

When successful our cane provides a massive leap within the assistive field we are working in for those that are visually impaired and not just as another product but the best one.``



“The process is simple and can be described in three steps
Step one the software system to detect car and warn the user through the vibrate motor.
Step two the hardware system to store the system and make it function mobile on the cane.
Step three increasing accuracy by more testing and more training.”


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