Geo-social cane helps blind people find their friends

11/30/2011 | FastCoExist

A high-tech white cane lets blind people tap into geo-social services such as Foursquare to find friends while on the go. The BlindSpot cane uses GPS and smartphone technologies to check on users' friends' whereabouts, then it issues tactile and audio alerts along with directions to help users meet up with their social contacts.

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