Impression of the ZieZo event
Debby had a lot of fun presenting the Lightupcane to the VIPs’ present and other interested parties, here are some
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Lightupcane presentation on the open day at the Royal Visio
Debby’s Lightupcane was invited by Fred Boot, Employee Advice and Information, to present the luminous cane at Visio Heerhugowaard at
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Marchena Cane is invited at the Royal Visio Event in Heerhugowaard
Royal Visio is the most prominent Dutch Organisation with the purpose to improve VIP Life, Social Inclusion and Mobility. Debby
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Light Emitting Signalling Cane
During the Health Event, we were regularly asked if we would also provide a simpler entry-level signaling stick, so that
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Marchena Cane is at the “Ziezo” VIP congress in Utrecht
The 23rd edition of the ZieZo exhibition takes place on Friday 15 and Saturday 16 March 2019. This exhibition is
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(Nederlands) Radio Cast op radio 509 Amsterdam
Sorry, this entry is only available in Dutch.
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Debby is featured on Eyes on Success Podcast
Debby was interviewed in the studios of the Amsterdam TV / Radio Station AT5 for the American internet platform “Eyes
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Debby features in First aid publication (Dutch only)
Debby is featured in the Fourth quarter edition of the First Aid Foundation (Dec 2018) Page 12.
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Lightup cane being road tested, a Facebook Story
  Mel Bohrmann observed Debby with her Lightup cane whilst walking and shared here exprecience on facebook. Just click on
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Testing the first collapseable version of the Cane
Gerard from Hoofddorp has the honor to test the first collapseable Blind Cane. He prefers to use a roller instead
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Makehealth Group Presentation
The Team presented their prototypes during a very well attended “Make Health” presentation. A total of 13 project teams proudly
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Debby on Amsterdam TV (Dutch only)
Here Debby gives a street interview in Amsterdam. (Dutch only).
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Light-up Cane vs Regular White Cane
Light-up Cane vs Normal Blindcane. Any questions?
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Debby experiments with balance
Debby is always in motion. She is tinkering with the idea to find balance of the cane that would make
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Test fitting Peter Hanley’s couplings
We are getting another step closer to the production ready version of the Marchena Cane. We printed Peter’s couplings and
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Debby on the road – Dutch Design Week Exposition
Debby is admiring the pretty artwork made of “Bondaged rubber bycicle tires” at the Dutch Design Week exposition in Eindhoven,
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Peter is at it again! The Canelug 2.0.
Peter Hanely, our designer from across the pond outdid himself again with a very lean design for the connectors to
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Now you can also donate via the Dutch getfunded.nl platform
Especially for our Local Dutch Supporters! You can help Debby fund getting the Light-up-cane to production via her getfunded.nl campaign.
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Debby’s Gofundme campaign
Debby started her GoFundme campaign. The aim is to get funds to make the cane ready for production and the
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Debby revealing the New Blind Cane
The Fab Lab De Waag opened the doors for Debby to perform the presentation of her New Blind Cane. The
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Road Test in Amsterdam Historic Center
Debby is testing the Marchena Cane in Amsterdam, in the Historic Center, close to the FabLab “De Waag”  
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VIP with self-made Marchena Cane V.01
Today Debby met a blind gentleman close to the EYE in Amsterdam. He showed his measure to make the Blind
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Test Print on Basic 3D printer
We downloaded the STL files from the blindjedi website and printed them on a very basic 3D printer. If this
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The Marchena Cane in Flicker Mode
We tested the Marchena Cane in pitch black, the super reflective layer makes it visible really well. When you switch
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First Marchena Cane Exported to the US
The first production Marchena Cane Prototype was sent off via DHL today. Our first customer is Sam of TheBlindLife vlog.
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“The Why” by Debby Marchena
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Road test
Debby executed a road test in busy Amsterdam close to the Central Station, where she had the accident that set
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MakeHealth Meetup: The day of the White Cane
During the first MakeHealth: Prototyping series participant Debby Marchena developed a light-giving white stick in FabLab Amsterdam. During this MakeHealth
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Towards a usable prototype
Towards a usable prototype We continue to experiment! The most recent stick (early September 2018) is fiberglass, with highly reflective
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Presentatie Prototypes in de Waag
During the final presentation of Prototyping Health in the Waag, everyone could admire the prototypes. The question, which almost everyone
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The FabLab in the Waag in Amsterdam
The FabLab in the Waag in Amsterdam The FabLab van de Waag, on the Nieuwmarkt in Amsterdam, is filled with
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Visually Impaired or blind Person (VIP)
This website is aimed to enhance the lives of the Visually Impaired and Blind (VIB). For this to work we
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