We are a non-profit organization called YGA and centered in London and Istanbul. Our main focus area is to develop innovative Technologies for the blind. We are currently developing a smart cane for the blind called WeWalk. WeWalk has three main features:
- It will be able to detect obstacles that are above the chest and head levels through its ultrasonic sensor.
- Smartphone integration. blind people will be able to control their smartphones via WeWALK’s touchpad and be able to receive turn-by-turn Google Maps navigation via WeWALK.
- WeWALK is open platform, meaning that WeWALK will be able to gain new features with integrations such as Uber, Lyft, and Amazon Alexa
Beyond being just a product, WeWALK is a social platform and a movement which unites all blind people in the world, creates awareness in society, and fosters accessibility, social inclusion, more and equal participation in social life.
Within this scope, YGA has initiated a fundraising project on the Indiegogo platform. You can pre-order the smart cane WeWALK today for yourself or a loved one by contributing to the project or get more information about it. Join the movement! Let's WeWALK Together!
What is YGA?
YGA is a non-profit organization centered in London and Istanbul, and our main focus area is to develop innovative Technologies for the blind. Our previous projects include indoor navigation for the blind in shopping malls, which made 30 shopping malls, 12 cities and more than 2.000.000 square meters accessible for the blind. In addition, with our "audio description in movie theatres" project, blind people are able to get audio description for over 100 movies by using their smartphones in their preferred choice of theatre. Also, YGA’s method of developing these projects is reviewed as a case study at Harvard Business Review. You can read it below: https://hbr.org/product/young-guru-academy-culture-and-the-return-on-investment/B5914-PDF-ENG
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