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Light Up White Canes

Sign by Shruti Nivas Glows Green or Red Depending on Actions

— April 9, 2014 — Art & Design
Sign by Shruti Nivas, an industrial designer based in Pune, India, is an updated version of the classic white cane used by the visually impaired. It essentially acts like a mobile traffic light. When the user is about to perform a potentially dangerous action (such as crossing the street), the walking stick illuminates with a bright red light to signal other pedestrians and drivers to stop (or at the very least be cautious) when around him or her. It shines with a green light when the user the user requires a helping hand.

Although not exactly hi-tech, Sign by Shruti Nivas is modernized to get people's attention in an intuitive way. The lights are triggered by two buttons.
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