The UltraCane is a vibrating electronic mobility aid and obstacle detector designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. Designed to help users move around more safely, confidently and effectively, this cane has the shape of a long white cane with a collapsible shaft and a contoured handle, and uses ultrasonic echoes to detect obstacles ahead of the user, including obstacles in the user's path and at head level. It converts this information into vibrating buttons in the handle which tell the user where an object may be and how far away the obstacle lies. There are two ranges to choose from; a short range mode, which detects obstacles within approximately 6.5 feet of the handle, and a long range mode, which detects obstacles within 13 feet of the handle. The upper transducer can locate objects approximately 5 feet from the handle. Feedback on obstacles is provided through two vibrating buttons located on the handle. These include the proximity of the object, and whether it is low down and in front of the user... The cane can be customized to the user's height. POWER: Uses rechargeable or dry cell batteries. SIZES: Available sizes range from 110 to 150 centimeters in 5 centimeter increments. WARRANTY: One year warranty on electronics, handle, and cane shaft.
Notes: During its development this device was also called the Batcane. **Contact manufacturer about sizing.
Price: Contact manufacturer.
This product record was updated on May 29, 2013.
This product is available from:
Sound Foresight Technology Ltd21L Evans Business Centre
Marston Business Park
Tockwith, York, North Yorkshire, YO26 7QF
Telephone: +01423 359711.
Cell Phone: +07740 632726.
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