DOT WATCH - FIRST BRAILLE SMARTWATCH

Category: Touch Insights
January 18, 2016

A sleek and stylish smartwatch that converts texts, emails and notifications into braille.

Eric Ju Yoon Kim, is CEO and founder of Dot Inc, a South Korean startup that has created an active Braille smartwatch for the visually.

Aptly named Dot, the wearable relays the time with a set of pins that rise and fall. Users will be able to receive and read text messages in real time, read e-books and even learn Braille.

When it comes to watches for the visually impaired, there’s not a lot on offer. There aren’t many devices that use real-time Braille text – and the ones that do typically cost thousands of dollars.

Dot, its creators claim, is the first affordable smartwatch for the visually challenged that uses haptic technology. Twenty four active pins on its surface, spread across four cells, allow it to display four Braille characters at a time. The smartwatch lets users read information in real-time by linking to any of their Bluetooth-enabled devices.

Via gizmag.com

 

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