WeWALK Receives Investment from NEC X


WeWALK, a London, UK-based mobility company for blind and visually impaired people, received an investment form NEC X.

The amount of the deal was not disclosed.

With this investment, WeWALK will integrate NEC’s computer-vision technology into the next-generation of its smart mobility solutions.

Led by CEO Gokhan Mericliler, WeWALK aims to enhance the mobility of visually impaired people by leveraging technology and artificial intelligence to provide solutions, such as the smart cane.

The patented smart cane technology and smartphone app leverage technology and artificial intelligence (AI) to detect above-ground obstacles through ultrasound while retaining the standard white cane’s ground feedback. Users are alerted through vibrations and automatic voice feedback, helping them navigate their surrounding environment. The smart cane also provides automatic voice feedback to the user to inform them of nearby shops, restaurants, public transportation, etc.

Commenting on the news, Gokhan Mericliler said: “We’re incredibly excited by NEC X’s investment in advancing our smart cane technology with their cutting-edge computer vision. This collaboration strengthens our mission to empower visually impaired people with greater mobility and independence. We look forward to making a significant positive impact together.”