• 39th CSUN Assistive Technology Conference - March 18-22, 2024 at the Anaheim Marriott

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WeWALK Next-Gen with Artificial Intelligence Mobility

Date & Time
Thursday, March 21, 2024 - 1:20 PM PDT  
Grand AB  
WeWALK invented a sensor-rich smart cane and smartphone application to help people with reduced mobility. This connects to the WeWALK smartphone app, providing turn-by-turn navigation and exploration. The app has voice and written instructions, including screen reader compatibility, low-vision color filters, and variable text sizes. It calculates the optimal route for a journey, and when public transport is to be used, it presents options, checks timetables, leads to the nearest station, and ensures taking the right transport vehicle. WeWALK can also automatically describe nearby landmarks on a journey. Moreover, the entire WeWALK app can be controlled through the companion WeWALK smart cane, which provides obstacle detection through ultrasonic sensing and haptics. By collaborating with Microsoft, the WeWALK system can now collect motion data from WeWALK's sensors. These include an accelerometer, gyroscope, and compass. Connecting to the smartphone app enables functional performance analytics, including walking speed, cane swipes and places visited. This system, named Artificial Intelligence Mobility (AIM), is in active development to diagnose mobility patterns through context-aware analysis of this data. This is necessary as behavioral models of disabled people are insufficiently accurate. This is particularly true in how their mobility holistically evolves after receiving social care, rehabilitation, orientation and mobility training.  
  • Higher Education
  • Information & Communications Technology
  • Disability Specific
  • Healthcare & Rehabilitation
  • Research & Development
Audience Level
Session Summary (Abstract)
WeWALK is launching a smart cane that is ergonomically identical to a standard white cane while packing advanced AI-powered exploration and navigation features. Learn about WeWALK's latest developments, including applications in education and rehab.  
Primary Topic
Secondary Topics
  • Artificial Intelligence (AI) & Machine Learning (ML)
  • Blind/Low Vision
  • Mobile Technology
  • Product Demonstration
Session Type
Exhibitor Track  


  • Jean Marc Feghali
  • Gokhan Mericliler

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