Yet another assistive tech that overpromises? We're different!
Over 100 beta-testers in co-development
6 partner associations and 2 hospitals
More than 500 km walked with biped
The real challenge
270 million visually impaired people worldwide use sounds to move. Most obstacles like electric vehicles, bikes, or pedestrians are silent, yet dangerous.
To prevent collisions and guide you, companies developed smart canes to avoid obstacles, smart glasses to describe the scene, smart wristbands to get GPS instructions...
Do you know what’s smart? A device that does it all.
Empowering you to move stress-free.
biped is a smart and discrete harness, worn on the shoulders, with wide-angle cameras working like a pedestrian-level self-driving car.
biped generates intuitive 3D sounds to warn you about the position of important obstacles, vehicles, pedestrians or urban elements based on risk of collision. It also provides GPS instructions. Delivered with bone conduction headphones to leave your ears free. Wondering what is sounds like?
less than 700 grams
2 batteries delivered
Super-wide 170 degrees view
“biped is very intuitive to use. It's really the type of device I would like to have every day.”
Blind long jump athlete, 5X paralympic medalist
“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 will ship all EU orders in September. US orders will dispatch later in the year or early 2023.
2. How much does biped cost?
biped is currently retailing at early-bird price of 1'948€. The final retail price will be 2'950€ once launch discount is over.
3. What is included in the box?
We deliver a biped device, a pair of headphones, 2 batteries, charging cables for the device and the headphones, a user manual, a quickstart guide and a cleaning kit.
4. What kind of obstacles can it detect?
biped can detect up to 20 types of obstacles, including all sorts of vehicles (cars, trucks, buses, motorcycles...), pedestrians (walking, running, riding a bicycle..) and urban elements such as crosswalks, benches or traffic signs. At first, you will only hear 4 sounds (generic obstacle, vehicle, pedestrian, urban element), and with the training system, you will be able to unlock new sounds
5. How do I update the device?
The device is not connected to the internet. When an update is available, place your phone close to the device and click on "start update". The device will then be updated over Bluetooth.
6. 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.