Navigating the Future of Walking Aids - Septor, a Smart Walking Stick

Abhishek Jain*, Aniket Gupta**, Shakib Badarpura***, Saurabh Suman****
*-**** Department of Information Technology, Shree L. R. Tiwari College of Engineering, Mumbai, India.
Periodicity:January - June'2023


The field of mobility assistance devices has evolved significantly in recent years, with technology playing a pivotal role in enhancing the lives of individuals with mobility challenges. This paper explores the future of walking aids, focusing on Septor, a smart walking stick that is an innovative assistive device designed to enhance the mobility and safety of individuals with mobility impairments. This advanced walking aid incorporates cutting-edge technologies and features to provide a holistic solution for users, improving their overall quality of life. The Septor operates based on echolocation technology. One of the key features of Septor is its smartphone connectivity. The walking stick can be synchronized with a dedicated mobile application, enabling users to monitor their walking patterns, receive personalized exercise recommendations, and track their progress over time. The app also facilitates communication with healthcare professionals for remote consultations and adjustments. A lot of research is being done to find ways to enhance the lives of visually challenged individuals. Multiple walking sticks and systems aid users in moving around indoor and outdoor locations, but none of them offer object detection and identification alerts. The Septor employs ultrasonic sensors to echo sound waves and detect objects. This paper discusses Septor, a groundbreaking smart walking stick that revolutionizes the mobility aid industry by promoting user safety, independence, and convenience. This innovative device aims to improve the lives of individuals with mobility challenges and provide a valuable tool for healthcare professionals in the rehabilitation process.


Mobility Aid, Assistive Technology, Smart Technology, Walking Stick, Innovation, Sensor Technology.

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Jain, A., Gupta, A., Badarpura, S., and Suman, S. (2023). Navigating the Future of Walking Aids - Septor, a Smart Walking Stick. i-manager's Journal on Instrumentation & Control Engineering, 11(1), 7-13.


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