STRAP Technologies CEO and Founder, Diego Roel, wants to replace the white cane for the blind using a similar technology found in driverless cars

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The vision behind Strap Technologies is to give the visually impaired more independence and rights. There are more than 300 million visually impaired people in the world, and according to the World Health Organization every 5 seconds someone else loses their sight. We are talking about 70 thousand plus persons each day that lose their sight and with it, their independence. The fact is, as we are speaking now, or as you are reading this, there are many things that the visually impaired person is trying to accomplish or to execute and they are unable to because of their impairment. This means they are not autonomous.

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