[BCAB] Ultracane

Jackie Cairns jackie.cairnsplace at btinternet.com
Fri Nov 11 08:37:31 GMT 2011


Hi John

Thanks for the info.  I bet it costs a fortune though, one reason why it
would put me off because canes get abused considerably when people step on
them, or they fall on the ground. 


Kind Regards,

Jackie Cairns

-----Original Message-----
From: bcab-bounces at lists.bcab.org.uk [mailto:bcab-bounces at lists.bcab.org.uk]
On Behalf Of john at developer.plus.com
Sent: 10 November 2011 18:58
To: bcab at lists.bcab.org.uk
Subject: Re: [BCAB] Ultracane

Hi to all and thanks for the feedback,

I understand the ultracane I tried at SV is a new design and was very light,
just a little more bigger handle than a regular cane. It does have the two
thumb nodules that vibrate and the way I understand it you use it a little
differently to a regular cane.

For example, you don't need to use two or three tap technics or tap it
against a wall. Instead just hold it facing forward and as long as you are
not getting vibrations off the nodules, the path forward is clear. The one I
used had two distence settings 2m and 4m. If you twist the cane left or
right, so the ultrasound sencers face either left or right, you can quickly
tell if there is any objects either side of you.

I believe this is their website:
http://www.ultracane.com/

I've not tried the glasses as yet, will have to go and check them out.

best, John
ps thanks for all the info on the Trekker Breeze and GPS's must admit, the
Breeze sounds like the one for me.


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