Built with end-users, since day one!
Over 250 beta-testers involved
10 partner associations and hospitals
More than 200 km walked with biped
270 million visually impaired people worldwide walk with a risk of hitting obstacles, such as electric scooters, bicycles, or tree branches.
White canes alone cannot detect all obstacles. But replacing it is not the way to go. What if you could walk with your mind free, knowing where potential obstacles are? And get GPS instructions too?
biped uses autonomous driving technology to make this real!
Powered by Honda research institute
When there's no sounds, there's no obstacle. Walk stress-free.
It uses wide-angle cameras and AI to generate short sounds to warn you about the position of important obstacles, such as branches, holes, vehicles or pedestrians. It also provides GPS instructions. Sounds are played in Bluetooth headphones.
biped is a harness worn on the shoulders, equipped with ultra-wide angle cameras on the left of your chest, a battery behind your neck, and a small computer on the right of your chest. It works just like a self-driving car, for pedestrians. We partnered with Honda Research Institute to bring the best of car research, to biped.
When an obstacle comes closer, it just like the parking assist of a car. Want to experience it?
“It's already so much better than anything I've tried before. I can walk naturally and I feel safer.”
“biped really has the potential to become that all-in-one solution.”
Low Vision Expert, Jules Gonin Hospital
“When it produces no sounds, I feel really safe that there's no direct obstacle.”
1. In which countries is biped available?
We ship all over Europe since November 2022. US orders will dispatch early 2023.
2. How much does biped cost?
The subscription is 129 CHF / month (129€, 129$), with 1 month free at the beginning, and no minimum duration for the subscription. After 36 months, if you want to keep it, you stop paying. Otherwise, switch to the next version!
3. What is included in the box?
We deliver a biped device, 2 batteries, a charger, links to user manual, quick start guide, a link to download our app, and a pair of bone-conduction headphones.
4. What kind of obstacles can it detect?
biped can detect all sorts of obstacles in front of you: branches, traffic signs, holes, staircases going down, drop-offs... day and night.
But it goes beyond that. biped can also detect moving obstacles, such as vehicles (cars, trucks, buses, motorcycles...) or pedestrians (walking, running, riding a bicycle..).
5. How do I control biped and change settings?
biped also comes with a smartphone app. It allows you to get an initial training for the audio feedback provided. The training content was developed with occupational therapists and low vision experts. The app also allows you to define your settings, and update, start and stop the device.
6. How do I update the device?
When an update is available, place your phone close to the device and click on "Start update" on the smartphone app.
7. Are there limitations to when I can use biped?
biped also works at night for obstacle detection. Heavy rain, heavy fog or heavy snow might lead to degraded performances. biped will automatically warn you about these conditions. For a more complete list of these cases, please read full FAQ.
8. Can biped be reimbursed by a health or disability insurance?
9. Does it work like a self-driving car?
Self-driving cars like Tesla, Waymo or Cruise film the environment with cameras. biped uses the same type of cameras. Then, these cars detect near obstacles to do an emergency break. biped can detect obstacles in real-time, head-level or ground-level too. Self-driving cars can also detect other vehicles and pedestrians, and predict their trajectories in real-time to estimate risks of collisions. In fact, biped is so close to self-driving car technology that it started to embed software from Honda Research Institute directly!