Electronic Assistive Device for the Blind - Designed by InventHelp Clients (BTM-2245)

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InventHelp, founded in 1984 in Pittsburgh, is submitting THE WALK MATE to companies for their consideration.

While traditional white canes used by the blind have proven effective in helping users navigate safely, they are beneficial only as walking aids. However, two inventors from Baltimore, Md., have incorporated technology to expand the capabilities of this assistive device.

They developed THE WALK MATE to afford independence and mobility for the blind. As such, it eliminates the need to ask for assistance to get from point A to point B because it provides walking directions to various destinations. Furthermore, it incorporates options for sending voice commands and receiving verbal messages. At the same time, it helps locate a misplaced or lost cane. What’s more, it keeps the user from getting lost or tripping over obstacles. Besides that, it provides a means of communication in emergency situations. It is also convenient, effective and affordably priced. In addition, it is portable, lightweight and easy to use.

The inventors’ concern for people with vision loss inspired the idea. “We decided to pursue this idea in order to help people, who are blind or visually impaired, to be more independent and confident in their daily lives,” one of them said.

The original design was submitted to the Baltimore office of InventHelp. It is currently available for licensing or sale to manufacturers or marketers. For more information, write Dept. 14-BTM-2245, InventHelp, 217 Ninth Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15222, or call (412) 288-1300 ext. 1368. Learn more about InventHelp's Invention Submission Services at http://www.InventHelp.com - https://www.youtube.com/user/inventhelp

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