Technology session: Introduction to NuEyes, Smartcane and Saarthi - Toronto

Event Type
Technology Programs

CNIB Community Hub
1525 Yonge Street
Toronto ON M4T 1Z2

Join us for an introduction for three new pieces of technology: NuEyes, Smartcane and Saarthi! 

  1. NuEyes Easy is a lightweight, voice activated, visual prosthetic with ODG smart glasses. Featuring text-to-speech (OCR) and distance viewing capabilities as well as magnification, NuEyes Easy can scan barcodes, QR codes, take pictures and videos. Experience the world a new with NuEyes Easy.
  2. Smartcane is an electronic travel aid designed for people who are blind or partially sighted. It fits on the top of a standard white cane and warns users of obstacles between the knee and head height – using ultrasonic sensors to detect obstacles within three meters and distinct vibration patterns to inform the user.
  3. Saarthi is a product that can be attached to a white cane and used to sense surroundings through buzzing and vibrations. Powered by a long-lasting battery and accompanied with a microcontroller, Saarthi can sense obstacles across three accuracy ranges. 

Date and time to be confirmed. For more information or to register, please contact Shane Laurnitus, Lead, Accessibility Technology, at 416-486-2500 ext. 7459, or email

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