Is it possible that, one day in the future, the humble white cane and lovely cuddly guide dog could be replaced entirely by technology?
It might seem like some far off an crazy idea perhaps for the next millennium, but in fact, it could be here sooner than you think. Companies around the world are attempting to find such replacements by adding smart assistants to white canes and even creating the world’s first robotic guide dog.
Steven, Shaun and Tim discussed the possibilities in episode 122 of Double Tap Canada. You can listen to the entire conversation here.
I am an absolute geek who loves technology. I also happen to be severely sight impaired and that has meant my journey with new technology has been challenging. What I've learnt is what I want to share with others and I do that on air in the UK on RNIB Connect Radio's weekly Tech Talk radio show and podcast, and on AMI-Audio's Double Tap Canada radio show and podcast. I'm also a very lucky husband and the owner of the world's coolest dog!