Read touch: in the sale received the first smart watch for the blind

Dot - the first smart watch in Braille
Dot – the first smart watch in Braille


Technologies are developing not just fast, but also to try to reach more and more diverse population. As well as social networks. But what happens when these two fraternal spheres join forces? On light there are interesting humanitarian projects. Such as the world’s first smart watch with Braille. Now people with vision problems will be much easier to stay in touch and keep track of the latest news.

Dot - the first smart watch in Braille
Dot – the first smart watch in Braille

Almost two hundred years ago, the Frenchman Lui Brayl own mind and ingenuity has made the world much better. Thanks to his invention, hundreds of thousands of blind people, and today may be easier to take up the world of literature, art, science and news. And now more and lead twitter, chat on Facebook and keep track of news feeds in real time. And all thanks to the Korean startup Dot – the first full-fledged smart watches in Braille.

Dot - the first smart watch in Braille
Dot – the first smart watch in Braille

Like any smart watch, Dot syncs via Bluetooth to a smartphone and displays updates from your subscriptions in the social networks and applications on screen. But instead of the usual display news can be read by touch. All thanks to the active panel in Braille : relief points are raised and lowered by forming the letters.

Dot - the first smart watch in Braille
Dot – the first smart watch in Braille

The message can be read 4 letters at a time. That’s the number of characters at a time is placed on an aluminum screen Dot. In this case, the speed of reading (letter shift) can always be changed in the settings.

Dot - the first smart watch in Braille
Dot – the first smart watch in Braille

Dot - the first smart watch in Braille
Dot – the first smart watch in Braille

User also can send short messages directly from your wrist. To this end, the diameter of the watch is a row of buttons.

Of course, most existing smart-hours support voice control function, making them easier to use for people with vision problems. But unlike them, Dot makes the process of communication in social networks and the use of the Internet is much more personal – without voting proxy.

Watches are available in resale mode at a price of US $ 290 . But this Korean engineers plans do not end there. Now the startup is in talks with Google about the production of e-books with similar technology – an active Braille display . The device should be available for sale until 2019. In this case 8000 units will be sent to Kenya to help the blind.

The next project from the creators of Dot - e-book with the support of Braille

The next project from the creators of Dot – e-book with the support of Braille


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