If you are a cane user, you may be interested to hear about the new cane tip introduced by Rotacaster that offers improved sensory and auditory feedback, alongside many other features.
Developed with and used by Ian Edwards, The Blind Chef, the new white cane tip introduces omni-wheel technology to white canes for the visually impaired and is an excellent aid for people using constant contact cane techniques.
The omni-wheel design allows the cane tip to move in all directions just like conventional cane tips but offers significant additional benefits such as: improved sensory and auditory feedback and does not wear out as quickly as many conventional cane tips.
Ian Edwards explained that “It works well for me both inside and outside. The weight of the attachment is no heavier than a normal ball but it has a lot more wear. On different surfaces it gives me a better feeling, I know where I am, what I am doing; with the sounds as well as the rollers, they make a difference compared to a normal ball. The feedback in my arm changes depending on the surface I am on.”
Read more about the product, and view a video of what Ian Edwards had to say about it.