Omnia's new mobility white cane tip introduces the omni-wheel technology to mobility canes for the visually impaired and is an excellent aid for people using constant contact cane techniques.
The omni-wheel design allows the white cane tip to move in all directions just like conventional cane tips but offers significant additional benefits such as: improved sensory and auditory feedback and does not wear out as quickly as conventional cane tips.
Ian Edwards also known as The Blind Chef helped develop the the Omni-Sense mobility cane tip. After six months of extensive use, this is what he had to say:
"It works well for me both inside and outside. The weight of the attachment is no heavier than a normal ball but it has a lot more wear. On different surfaces it gives me a better feeling, I know where I am, what I am doing; with the sounds as well as the rollers, they make a difference compared to a normal ball. The feedback in my arm changes depending on the surface I am on."
Omni-wheels are different from regular wheels in that they have specialized rollers attached to them around the circumference of the main wheel disc. These rollers allow a wheel to move easily in all directions, similar to a caster wheel, but much more fluidly and don't catch or stick. Rotacaster's world-leading, omni-wheel technology is unique due to its patented construction, non-corrosive materials and unrivaled strength and durability.