WATCH: Braille Smartwatch Developed For The Blind

posted by Nora Drapalski - 

Korean company Dot has developed a smartwatch specifically designed for visually impaired people.

With 24 touch sensors, Dot can connect to a smart phone via Bluetooth, and can transmit text messages, emails, directions and more.

The first tactile smartwatch. Dot watch.

The first tactile(braille) smartwatch, 'Dot smart watch'. With our first project, we can change the life of blind and visually impaired people together. #dotincorp #blindpeople #braille #smartwatch #innovationDot http://www.dotincorp.com/

Posted by Dot on Thursday, September 15, 2016

The best part? Dot only costs $290.

And people seem to be loving it.

So how does it work?

Reinventing tactile communication - Dot Watch

#Dot - Reinventing tactile communication #Dotwatch We've been getting a lot of questions lately, as we finalize productions. Many of those pertain to the actual user experience of the Dot Watch and how practical it may be in the real-life. To answer you, we've prepared a short video starring our very own In-Beom, who has been integral to our development. ---------------------------------------------------- I am born blind, I went to a college in Suwon and joined the Dot Team during my third year. When I walk down the street, take the subway or the bus, I don't need to take anything else but the Dot watch. I just received a message. When I usually get one, it quickly vibrates twice. It similar to knocking, so it's easy to tell. There are two ways to read text messages. As I said before, one is by using the auto-scroll and the other is by using the touch sensors. . It works like this... As you can see, it works by moving the cells in the watch one by one. If you miss a part of the message, you can pause the scrolling and come back to the previous segment, then restart it.

Posted by Dot on Wednesday, November 30, 2016

You can pre-order one for yourself at dotincorp.com!

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