Born in Sarawak .Impacting Lives Across the Globe .
Our BAWA Cane journey
We embarked on this journey to help our late grandmother to cope with her loss of vision due to cataract and glaucoma. To better understand visual impairment and the daily hurdles needed to overcome, we took initiative to understand it from their perspective. The standard white canes are unable to detect obstacles; especially those above knee level. No major innovation of the white cane for the visually impaired has been made yet, whereas guide dogs are expensive and pose acceptance challenges especially in our country (Malaysia).
As a result, we created the BAWA Cane to fill this gap.
We are a team of passionate people who strongly believe it is our mission to revolutionize the way visually impaired could better perceive their environment by empowering them with technological support.
Our believe is that even without sight, there is still effective navigation support.
The BAWA Cane Team’s mission is
“to revolutionize the way visually impaired could better perceive their environment by empowering them with technological support”
The BAWA Cane Team Founders
Bachelor of Engineering (Robotics and Mechatronics) (Honours) and Bachelor of Computer Science graduate with a passion for almost anything. Daniel Vong participated in many global competitions and hackathons ranging from HydroContest – a contest to build the fastest, most energy efficient boat to Microsoft Imagine Cup – a global technology competition. He was the Engineering Lead of Microsoft Student Partners Malaysia FY15-17.
Graduated with Bachelor of Business (Accounting and Finance) and achieved Swinburne University of Technology most prestigious recognition – Swinburne Emerging Leader Award. Stella Vong is recognized by The Malaysian Institute of Certified Public Accountants for her outstanding performance in both academic and extra-curriculum activities and was awarded the Excellence Awards for Best Accounting Graduates.
“We envision BAWA Cane to be the centre of all things for a blind and visually impaired person from how they move, how they commute, to how they interact with other people and smart devices.”
— Daniel Vong
Our startup journey would not be possible without
Our Advisory Partner
Aemulus is a leader in Automated Test Equipment (ATE) solutions amongst Deloitte’s Technology Fast500.
We are very fortunate to have industrial insights from Aemulus, a leading electrical and electronic engineering company in the semiconductor industry.
Our Fabrication Partner
Cytron Technologies provide series of off-the-shelf electronics and mechanical parts to assist makers, inventors and engineers with their ideas.
Our prototypes and experiments accelerated with Cytron’s vast technical expertise.