Lechal means “take me there” in Hindi and that is exactly what these shoes do. They are designed to bring the (blind) person wearing it to their destination. It works like a gps but instead of using a voice, the shoes will guide the person wearing it with haptic feedback (simple vibrations), in this case making it an ideal aid next to the white cane.
One of our followers commented that if she were blind, she does not want to point that out to the rest of the world in order to not get a special treatment or that people will pity her. Do you think that these shoes will be a good solution for that problem?And will this technology eventually be able to replace the white cane?