We started this journey wanting to empower people living with sight loss or visual impairment to do more, to live life to the fullest, and to be free from accessibility barriers.
It was heart-breaking and no one else, including loved ones, should go through what our late grandmother had experienced. Due to glaucoma and cataracts, her eyesight slowly fades away as well as her mobility and independence. Even with a white cane, she knocked into everyday obstacles, like tables and chairs, to the point of being afraid to leave the house.
Infineon Co-Innovation Space
Launched in 2018, the 260-square meter Co-Innovation Space at Infineon’s Asia Pacific headquarters in Singapore is the first of its kind for the company and the semiconductor industry. It’s a year-long commitment backed by technologies, expertise and guidance from Infineon in Singapore and around the world. Participants have access to Infineon’s research and development and manufacturing facilities, and connections to major Infineon partners and customers in the region.
“Working closely together with the start-ups give us the opportunities to exchange knowledge while providing them with access to technologies, network of partners and customers around the world. Through the Infineon Co-Innovation Space, we look forward to new products that will impact the world and make life easier, safer and greener for society.”
Chua Chee Seong, President and Managing Director of Infineon Asia Pacific
For BAWA Cane, we believe being part of this Co-Innovation Space will enable us to achieve a WIN-WIN-WIN scenario (triple win). Firstly, it is a WIN for our team as we get direct access to technology experts to explore solutions to leap-frog our products and services. Likewise, it is a WIN for Infineon where their solutions such as enterprise-grade hardware-level security and radar being deployed into next-generation smart devices. Not to mention, this synergy with Infineon, is a WIN for our customers in pursuit of their dreams and goals.
(Right) Mr. C.S. Chua, President and Managing Director, Infineon Technologies Asia Pacific Pte Ltd presenting mock cheque to BAWA Cane team.
BAWA Cane aims at minimising head-level and fall accidents by using advanced technology to enrich the lives of the blind and visually impaired. Existing white canes made smart by simply clipping BAWA Cane on. This allows our users to be more confident while moving around in unfamiliar surroundings.
Infineon Technologies AG is a world leader in semiconductor solutions that make life easier, safer and greener. Microelectronics from Infineon is the key to a better future. In the 2018 fiscal year (ending 30 September), the Company reported sales of 7.6 billion euros with about 40,100 employees worldwide. Infineon is listed on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange (ticker symbol: IFX) and in the USA on the over-the-counter market OTCQX International Premier (ticker symbol: IFNNY). Further information is available at www.infineon.com.
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