The new UltraCane is a step forward from the traditional white cane. The UltraCane is an electronic cane that delivers feedback through small vibrating buttons in the handle. Its ultrasound system provides information about obstacles in front of the user as well as above the head and chest.

The creators of the UltraCane say that “the extra information provided by the UltraCane allows the user to make decisions about obstacles in their path in advance, giving them more confidence and independence.”

The UltraCane is manufactured in the UK, but you can find a US dealer through LS&S. It is pricey, but could be worth it for the extra information you get!

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