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Galleries // 2022 Spark:Spring Student // Blind Drone Cane
Blind Drone Cane
Winner - Bronze
Competition: Spark:Spring Student
Designer: Sohyeon Kwon
Design Type: Health & Medical, Product & Industrial
Company / Organization / School: Keimyung University
Team Members: Sohyeon Kwon, Jihye Yang & Juhyun Jeong
Guide drone cane ‘+ABC’ for the visually impaired. Blind people go out with cane and a guide dog. However, it is not easy for blind people to wash, feed, and clean up after guide dogs. At the same time as the care issue, it costs more than 100 million to foster a guide dog retriever. In the product ‘+ABC’, instead of a guide dog, a migratory bird of a hologram drone serves as a guide for the visually impaired and goes to its destination. The ‘+ABC’ drone recognizes the voice of the visually impaired and guides you to the destination when you press the button on the cane. When the ‘+ABC’ drone, which is wrapped in a tube inside and out for safety, recognizes a dangerous obstacle, a danger detection signal sounds and the handle of the cane vibrates. Thanks to the brightly lit holographic fan, it can be used day and night. ‘+ABC’ accompanies the visually impaired and guarantees safety at all times.
"A great thing to tackle - guide dogs are amazing but expensive to train and care for. Nicely considered..."