Follow the guide.
Avoid all obstacles.
Get GPS too.

biped is the future of mobility for blind and visually impaired people. A smart harness, worn on shoulders, that uses self-driving technology to guide people with short sounds. Ideal complement to white cane or guide dog.

Built with end-users, since day one!

Beta Tester

Over 250 beta-testers involved

Partners

10 partner associations and hospitals

Distance

More than 200 km walked with biped

We
are
solving
mobility

An illustration of a lady, walking in the street, with a white cane and a STOP sign in front, with a risk of collision.

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. What if you could detect them before you actually hit them? What if you could walk with your mind free, knowing where potential obstacles are? 

Sounds too good? biped uses Artificial Intelligence to make this real!

Meet biped
Powered by AI

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 bone-conduction 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 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?

Featured in

Community feedback

biped was developed with over 250 beta-testers from Switzerland, France, Netherlands, England and from the United States. We challenged everything, and developed 6 prototypes.

A picture of Laurianne, beta-tester in France, after 2 hours of tests in busy streets.

“It's already so much better than anything I've tried before. I can walk naturally and I feel safer.”

Laurianne

Beta-tester, France

“biped really has the potential to become that all-in-one solution.”

Fatima Anaflous

Low Vision Expert, Jules Gonin Hospital

A picture of Ali, a young beta-tester aged 25, wearing the biped device in front of a busy street.

“When it produces no sounds, I feel really safe that there's no direct obstacle.”

Ali

Beta-tester, Switzerland

You're one step away...

Try biped for free. After 30 days, decide if you want to keep it and pay monthly, or return it.

30-day money back

biped is free for the first 30 days. Because we want you to test it, and to love it. And if it's not the perfect solution for you, just return it.

Pay monthly

biped is offered as a monthly subscription at 129€ (or 129 CHF, 129$). Pay monthly, as long as you use biped. Minimum contract duration after the 30 days trial is 12 months.

Own it after 36 months

At the end of 36 months, you decide: keep your biped and stop paying, or keep your subscription and get the newest version!

Our partners

Frequently asked questions

If you have any specific queries, please contact our team

1. In which countries is biped available?

expand faq

We ship all over Europe since November 2022. US orders will dispatch early 2023.

2. How much does biped cost?

expand faq

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?

expand faq

We deliver a biped device, 2 batteries, a charger, links to user manual, quick start guide, and app. Optionally, buy the recommended headphones if you don't have them, directly from our website.

4. What kind of obstacles can it detect?

expand faq

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?

expand faq

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?

expand faq

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?

expand faq

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?

expand faq

We are working on reimbursement possibilities in various countries, but this can take time. If you need assistance for the procedure in your country, contact our team: hello@biped.ai

9. Does it work like a self-driving car?

expand faq

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.

More questions? Check support