All the way back in 2013, we reported on a mobile phone being created by an Indian start-up that would be the world’s first braille phone. Now in the world of wearable tech, say hello to the first braille smart watch.
Dot, as it is titled, is the world’s first braille watch. On their website, the startup based on South Korea have three simple goals. 1% of books are translated to braille while e-braille readers cost upwards of a whopping $2000. These reasons contribute to almost 95% of blind people giving up learning to read braille, meaning that braille users are often unable to read books or any digital messages.
To combat this the group are making the Dot not only affordable (with a target price of under $300), able to display e-books, able to provide help in learning braille, all while being in the form of a smart watch providing everything from a messenger, alarm and more.
The Dot looks just like any other smart watch, expect the active braille technology that allows the dots to protrude from its face to provide you with your favorite stories and tales while on the go.
With clear goals and a piece of technology that can revolutionize people’s lives the Dot could quickly come something that is not only wanted by, but also given to blind people to help support them in an ever more technical world.
Thank you Dot for providing us with this information.