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cane

 [kān]
an assistive device that provides partial support and balance for ambulation and standing.
 Cane. A and B, adjustable canes. C, quadripod (quad) cane.
adjustable cane a cane whose length can be easily altered.
quadripod cane a cane adapted for increased stability by providing a four-legged rectangular base of support.
tripod cane one similar to a quadripod cane except that its base is triangular with three legs.
white cane a cane used by the visually handicapped to increase awareness of the immediate environment; the white color is a sign to others that the user is blind.

cane

(kān)
n.
A stick used as an aid in walking or carried as an accessory.

can′er n.

cane

(kān)
An assistive device prescribed to provide support during ambulation and transfers for individuals with weakness, instability, pain, or balance loss. It also may be used to unload a lower extremity joint or to partially eliminate weight-bearing. Standard (conventional) canes are made from wood or aluminum and have a variety of hand grip styles. Other styles include tripod canes, quadruped (quad) canes, and walk (“hemi”) canes. Canes should be used on the unaffected (stronger) side of the body.
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Ever since the self-taught white cane user, Ms Tlhalerwa claimed that she could do virtually everything she sought to.
The day is meant to celebrate the achievements of the blind or visually impaired as well as to recognize the white cane as a symbol of independence.
The use of the white cane as a symbol of the visually impaired was started in 1921 by James Biggs, a photographer from Bristol, England, who lost his vision after an accident.
A blind 61-year-old was left "terrified" after being hit with a 50,000 volt taser by police when they mistook his white cane for a samurai sword.
She was able to walk quickly with her white cane and he asked her how she became so adept.
State police have confirmed that an 81-year-old blind man who died after being struck by a pickup near Walterville was in possession of a white cane when he was hit.
18 -- Reiterating its commitment to the holistic growth and development of the visually challenged in India, Amway Opportunity Foundation (AOF), the Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) arm of Amway India celebrated White Cane Day with Poona School and Home for Blind Trust (PSHBT)Puneat Shaniwarwada, Pune.
The voluntary worker, who uses a white cane to get about in his specially-adapted home, is married to Blessing, 37.
Laura has devoted 30 years to children with blindness, and was a pioneer in teaching very young children how to use a white cane (prior to 1980, white cane was never taught to toddlers.
Radio-frequency identification (RFID) technology is now being embedded in the traditional white cane used by people with little or no vision.
Granulated white cane sugar will be the brand's first product to be Fairtrade accredited.