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Founded Year

2017

Stage

Incubator/Accelerator | Alive

Total Raised

$710K

About WeWALK

WeWALK develops a smart cane that assists the visually impaired.

WeWALK Headquarter Location

Kolektif House Maslak 42 Maslak Plaza Ahi Evran Caddesi

Istanbul, 34398,

Turkey

Latest WeWALK News

'Smart cane' brings tech advances to visually impaired

Jun 29, 2021

Blind Turkish entrepreneur Kursat Ceylan, 35, cofounder of Wewalk technology, uses his smart cane, as he arrives at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona, Spain, June 29, 2021. REUTERS/Nacho Doce BARCELONA (Reuters) - White sticks used by the visually impaired to help them get about have had a hi-tech makeover, with a "smart cane" that doesn't just detect obstacles but can also give users information about the shops and restaurants they are passing. The device is the brain-child of Kursat Ceylan, a Turkish inventor who was born blind and had an accident three years ago that left him scarred as he struggled to navigate while pulling luggage and checking GPS directions through his smartphone. He helped to set up WeWALK, a tech company that has created an electronic handle for the top of a cane. It uses ultrasound to detect obstacles, can be paired with a smartphone and gives voice feedback to help keep the user safe and informed. "We are providing an opportunity to visually impaired people to be a part of the social life," Ceylan, aged 35, told Reuters at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, where the company is pitching for the title of "best impact startup." He said the foldable cane, priced at $599, was already being used by thousands of visually impaired people in 59 countries, and WeWALK was working with companies including Microsoft to add more features. "As you know, we are thinking about fully autonomous vehicles ... WeWALK is a device to provide a fully autonomous blind journey to visually impaired people," Ceylan said. (Reporting by Horaci Garcia; Writing by Mark Potter; Editing by Keith Weir) Article type: metered

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