This content is rated TV-MA, and is for viewers 18 years or older. Are you of age?
Sorry, you are not old enough to view this content.
Mobile World Congress 2014: Fujitsu GPS cane points you in the right direction
About Video Comments (0 ) Transcript

Mobile World Congress 2014: Fujitsu GPS cane points you in the right direction

1:37 /

The Fujitsu New Generation Cane is a 21st-century GPS-connected walking cane that guides seniors to their destination, posting their progress to loved ones along the way.

I'm Richard Trenholm with CNET at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. Well, I'm looking at the Fujitsu New Generation Cane, which is a prototype 21st century digitally connected walking cane. Its design not only to help seniors get around but also to give peace of mind to family and friends. So, in New Generation Cane, it has this big console plastic handle to make it comfortable to hold. So, the seniors can use it to guide them to help them get around. And the way it works is you pre-program the route into the software on your computer and then that sense through GPS built-in to the cane, it put some arrows on the top to show you where you want to walk. And it also brings back the location of the cane to the computer. So, family and friends and loved ones can monitor where you are. For example, it also has a humility and temperature sensor in it. So, if things are getting quite hot, and you're worried about the senior citizen in your life, he's out there with the cane. And what you can do is you can guide them to somewhere else a little bit cooler so they can have to sit down. Other features include a heart rate monitor built-in. So, if you grip onto it, and put your thumb over here, then it will monitor your heart rate and that information also gets sent back to the computer. And all that data gets saved up when you can keep it for your family and friends, you can look at yourself, and you can also send it to your doctor or health care professional. So, it has WiFi and Bluetooth built-in, as well as GPS. Now, at the moment, the battery last for about 3 hours. So, it's enough for a good long hike. But it's only prototype so it may well have a longer lasting battery when it actually comes to market. So, that's the prototype New Generation Cane to help senior citizens get around. I'm Richard Trenholm with CNET.

New releases

Lifestyle blogs
1:03 September 30, 2014
If you're looking for one-stop inspiration for recipes, fashion and crafts, turn to your phone's app store....
Play video
Tomorrow Daily 060: Windows 10,...
27:42 September 30, 2014
On today's show, we dive into Windows 10 and some of its new features, get excited about Netflix's plan to...
Play video
The upcoming Nexus 6 gets leaked...
4:30 September 30, 2014
Google's taking more control over its Android and Android Wear Operating Systems, LG is working on a 3G smartwatch...
Play video
Can the Ecobee3 handle your heating...
2:19 September 30, 2014
The $249 Ecobee3 brings new features and accessories into the DIY smart thermostat fold.
Play video
2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee Diese...
5:33 September 30, 2014
Grand Cherokee finally has a diesel - maybe too much diesel.
Play video
Windows 10 aims to blend best of...
2:50 September 30, 2014
Skipping over Windows 9, Microsoft will combine elements of Windows 7 and 8 into the next operating system....
Play video
Alcatel One Touch phones go from...
1:26 September 30, 2014
Alcatel's latest set of affordable Android phones range from the diminutive OneTouch Pop Star LTE to the 6-inch...
Play video
HP expands Stream series with low-cost...
1:14 September 30, 2014
These budget systems cost as little a a Chromebook, but run full windows 8.
Play video