Yet another assistive tech that you'll forget? We're different!
Over 150 beta-testers involved
6 partner associations and hospitals
More than 600 km walked with biped
Autonomy is the challenge
270 million visually impaired people worldwide walk with a risk of hitting obstacles. Most obstacles like electric vehicles, bikes, or tree branches are silent, yet dangerous.
To prevent collisions and guide you, companies developed smart canes to avoid obstacles, smart glasses to describe the scene, smart belts to get GPS instructions...
Do you know what’s smart? A device that does it all.
Empowering you to move and navigate stress-free.
biped is a smart and discrete harness, worn on the shoulders, with wide-angle cameras working like an autonomous driving car, for pedestrians. It transforms visual information into sounds.
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 October. US orders will dispatch later in the year or early 2023.
2. How much does biped cost?
There are 2 ways to get biped: by paying one time, or paying monthly. If you pay monthly, the first 30 days are completely free, and you are then charged 99€ per month. If you buy biped with a one-time payment, the final retail price will be 2'990€. We are currently offering a launch discount at 1'990€.
3. How does the subscription work?
With the subscription model, you pay monthly, for as long as you use biped. There is no minimum duration, just return the device if you don't use it anymore. If a new version of biped is available, you are automatically warned, and you can switch, for no extra cost, to the latest version.
4. 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 rainproof travel case, a user manual, a quickstart guide and a travel case.
5. What kind of obstacles can it detect?
biped can detect up to 20 types 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 all sorts of vehicles (cars, trucks, buses, motorcycles...), pedestrians (walking, running, riding a bicycle..) and urban elements such as crosswalks, benches or traffic signs.
6. 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.
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.