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WELCOME TO EYECANE
THE FUTURE OF MOBILITY
At EyeCane, we create autonomous devices to help the visually impaired navigate more efficiently than ever before. With our novel and patented solution, we guarantee the best possible navigation for you and your loved ones.
MIT LaunchX Finalist 2019
MIT LaunchX Finalist 2019
How We Got Here
EyeCane was first started in 2017 by our current CEO and Founder Neil Mitra for his science fair project. He developed a device at that time called the "Intelligent Cane (iCane)" which won him the Silver medal at the Canada Wide Science Fair that same year. In 2018 he continued to develop the iCane and filed a full US patent for his invention.
In 2019, he decided that it was time to make the iCane accessible to all visually impaired individuals. He join a local startup incubator which was a feeder to the MIT LaunchX International High School Start-up Competition. There he met EyeCane's current CTO, Erik Lungulescu.
EyeCane was selected as one of the twenty out of 1000 startups in the world to pitch in MIT LaunchX Global demo day. Currently EyeCane is in the process of mass market research and funding development.
WHAT WE DO
The Problem and the Solution
The current method that visually impaired individuals use to navigate is by using their white canes and tactile paving, which can cost up to 30 million dollars to implement in a city like Toronto. This method of navigation is expensive and inefficient.
Today, that changes. EyeCane is proposing a socially assistive "robotic guide dog" that guides a visually impaired individual to their desired locations - automatically!
This patented prototype can navigate away from obstacles, have a GPS locator to guide the person to their destination, and heart rate monitors in case of medical emergency. This invention will also help the aging population with mobility inside houses, shopping malls, hospitals, and other critical infrastructures both indoors and outdoors.
MIT LaunchX Clubs Video Pitch
EyeCane was selected as one of the twenty out of 1000 high school startups in the world to attend LaunchX Club's International Demo Day at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). Here is EyeCane's video pitch showcasing our company.
THE EYECANE TEAM
A Startup by High School Students
Founder and Chief Executive Officer
Neil Mitra is EyeCane's founder and Chief Executive Officer. He manages and operates major development work alongside business administration and marketing aspects of the organization. Neil Mitra is a Youth Science Canada Alumni, he has been to the Canada Wide Science Fair in 2017 where he won a Silver medal for "iCane". He has also won the Ted Rogers Innovation Award in 2019 again for his invention, "iCane". Neil Mitra is currently in his Sophomore year in High School.