Main Features.


Ara’s sensors gather real-time information from your surroundings (head, chest, and below the waist levels), warning you via haptic feedback

Haptic feedback language.

Ara’s main features (obstacle detection and straight line navigation) communicate to the user through haptic feedback, a sequence of vibrations specific for each situation

White cane mode

Ara can be used with other mobility aids, such as white cane or guide dog by accessing this feature.

How it works.


Ara uses it’s 8 sensor array (5 ultrasonic sensors, and 3 LiDAR sensors) to detect upcoming obstacles with a range of up to 2.5 meters (8 feet) and a field of view of 160 degrees.


With strap tech’s proprietary algorithms Ara determines the position of the obstacle (Top, mid, low), and the type of obstacle (stairs going up, stairs going down, holes, walls, benches, branches, and more).


Ara has 6 specific vibration patterns depending on the obstacle ahead of you, upstairs, downstairs, holes, objects bellow the waist, mid obstacles and head obstacles.

Tech Specs.

Dimensions and Weight

dimensions: 3.5 inches tall, 4.3 inches wide and 2.7 inches deepweight 354 grams, 0.8 grams

Battery and Power

Battery: Yes/Internal
Charging Time: 4 hours
Battery Duration: Up to one day of walking time (up to 2 hrs)
Battery Type: Lithium Based


Wi-fi Connection: Yes


Charging Port: USB Type-C
Audio: 3.5mm Headphone jack


Light Time of Flight sensor (3)
Ultrasonic sensor(5)
Accelerometer (1)
Gyroscope (1)

Haptic Actuators

Main Device: 6 Actuators
Straps: 4 Actuators


Device  Case Materials: ABS plastic
Strap Materials: Polyester


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Technology & Safety.

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