The special people need special arrangements in life and thanks to the latest technologies that has made life for them way too easy. One recent initiative for this purpose is a braille smartphone for the blind. For visually impaired people, there is a need of a such watch, which will help them to make their routine tasks easier. To overcome this situation, Korean company, Dot Incorp, has introduced World’s First Braille Smartwatch For Visually Impaired People.
Dot Incorp Introduces World’s First Braille Smartwatch For Visually Impaired People
As per as its design is concerned, the case is made of aluminum to keep weight down (just 27 grams). It measures in at 43mm across and 12.5mm thick. So sure, it is a big watch. It comes with one of three different sized leather straps that works sort of like a half-NATO, wrapping through on one side. It has a rechargeable battery, a touch sensor, a vibration motor, and Bluetooth, so it’s pretty standard in terms of smartwatch features.
Eric Juyoon Kim, founder and CEO of Dot, said
the watch is just the first step in a bigger picture offering braille devices to the blind, especially those in developing markets, where the vast majority of visually-impaired reside.
Under the dial, there are four motorized modules, each with six possible dots. Each dot can be raised or lowered individually. So the Dot can display up to four braille characters at a time. The wearer then just reads the dial as he or she would a piece of paper with braille on it.
Most probably, this Braille Smartwatch will cost $320. However, the company is targeting to ship 100,000 units this year.