Fujitsu has unveiled at Mobile Technologies in Barcelona prototype smart cane for the elderly. Cane in addition to its primary function may also perform the function of GPS navigator, reports CNET. A device called Fujitsu New Generation Cane is equipped with GPS, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth.
On the handle canes are LEDs to indicate the direction in which to move. The ultimate goal of pre-entered by the computer. The LEDs can also display the frequency of the current heart rate of human and other useful information. It displays a cane Wi-Fi networks and the status of the battery. If the stick is not used, the LED goes out point. Coordinate information can be transmitted to a remote computer. This will allow the family to know exactly where a particular point is people.
Cane equipped with several sensors, including pedometer temperature sensor and humidity sensor and the heart rate. Sensor readings can be saved and later transfer the doctor.
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