Company Story:

WeWALK is founded by YGA Graduates. YGA -Young Guru Academy- is an international non-profit, non-governmental organization founded in Turkey in 2000. YGA Graduates have been integral to many technology-based social innovations awarded by MIT and Forbes, and WeWALK is one of these projects.

WeWALK increases the wellbeing of visually impaired people worldwide. WeWALK provides the latest technology so that visually impaired people can move freely and safely.


WeWALK is a revolutionary smart cane developed for the visually impaired. WeWALK attaches to the traditional white cane, transforming it into an innovative smart cane. This technology increases visually impaired people’s independence and promotes full-participation in society via three of its features.

  • Detection of obstacles: WeWALK detects obstacles above chest level with an ultrasonic sensor and vibrates when these objects are near.
  • Pairing with a phone: When paired with the WeWALK mobile application via Bluetooth, the user can use applications with WeWALK’s touchpad, without holding his or her phone. For example, the user can request rides and get navigation on the WeWALK device.
  • Evolving with new integrations: WeWALK is currently integrated with Call Management and Google Maps. In 2019, WeWALK will be integrated with Voice Assistant, Uber and Lyft. These new integration features are installed through periodic software updates.


Joint Project Title

Mitigating indoor wayfinding challenges

Partnership by

🇹🇷 WeWalk

🇬🇧 Royal National Institute of Blind People

🇬🇧 Imperial College London

🇬🇧 Astra Terra

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Company Info:

Establishment Date:

January 10, 2017

Number of Employees:



Medical devices, accessibility tech, technologies for visually impaired


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