STRAP is a wearable, hands-free device with an innovative array of sensors that work by sending real-time information that detect obstacles at the head, chest and below — including oncoming bumps, holes, overhanging objects and steps. The haptic language notifications also make STRAP an intuitive device to use and easy to learn in less than two minutes. STRAP is designed for all ages and abilities, and offers obstacle detection, stair detection, advanced haptic feedback, straight line navigation and orientation. It can also distinguish between physical objects and people. The device once charged can last up to 72 hours and is easy to recharge with a magnetic charger provided.
The device was first developed in Mexico by STRAP Technologies CEO and Founder, Diego Roel, who comes from an extensive background in robotics, new product ideation, R&D and IP strategy. “STRAP is the first assistive technology on the market that replaces the white cane that’s been in use for over 100 years,” Roel said.