Built with end-users, since day one!
Over 250 beta-testers involved
10 partner associations and hospitals
Over 300 km walked with biped
White canes alone cannot detect all obstacles (e.g. electric scooters, bicycles, or tree branches).
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
With biped, you get sounds warning if, and only if, there is a risk of collision with an obstacle. biped allows you to walk stress-free.
With its cameras and its AI, biped can identify most incoming obstacles, predict risks of collision, and play short "beeps"in Bluetooth headphones incase of danger. biped can detect static obstacles (holes, branches, traffic signs), but also moving obstacles (pedestrians, bicycles, electric scooters...). GPS instructions are coming soon.
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.
biped filters obstacles based on trajectories, to never overload the user. Want to experience the sounds? You can listen to this introduction, and watch our latest demo session in Lausanne.
Want to give it a try? biped is available with a 30 days free trial program. If you have more questions, simply contact our team!
Here's a video of our co-founder, Mael, talking about our initiative and what to expect from your biped device.
Get an audio training from the biped app, before you actually start walking with biped. Made with orientation and mobility trainers.
biped identifies all sorts of obstacles, head level or ground level, on the left or on the right, moving or static, that the white cane cannot detect, and provides audio feedback.
Get GPS navigation
biped will soon launch a full GPS navigation, with turn-by-turn instructions, on top of the main obstacle detection feature.
Pair with your own headphones
You want to play the sounds of biped on your own headphones, such as Airpods, Bose Frames, LinkBuds? biped is now compatible with most of these devices, to tailor your experience!
“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?
biped is available as a subscription, or as a direct payment.
The subscription is 129CHF, with 1 month free at the beginning. The minimum contract duration after the 30 days trial is 12 months. After 36 months, you fully own your device and stop paying.
The direct payment is equal to 36 payments of 129CHF with a small discount, so 4600CHF.
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 most 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 some 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. biped does the same. In fact, biped is so close to self-driving car technology that it started to embed software from Honda Research Institute directly!
10. How will the product evolve over time?
As an early product, biped is constantly being developed and tested to enhance its features and better meet your expectations. This means that the version you receive may not be the final one, and there may be changes as we continue to add new features and updates. We value your feedback and appreciate your patience as we work to create a solution that better meets your needs. To ensure you always have access to the latest and greatest biped features, be sure to update your device from time to time.
Access Ability award
biped received the AccessABILITY Award at CES 2023! Want to learn more about biped, in details? Here's our launch video:
biped is one of the few Swiss Made assistive technologies! Fully made in Switzerland, from the software, to the assembly of the hardware.