There are 300 million people worldwide that are blind, or suffer from serious vision impairment. This smart watch was designed for them.
South Korean developers Dot have made the world's first braille smart watch, and it's a real wonder. Dot displays information using 4 active dynamic cells in braille. Users can select how fast characters are updated, connect to a smartphone via Bluetooth, and can receive text from any application and service (instant messaging, Google Maps, etc.). Users can also send simple messages using the buttons on the side of the watch. It also features Open API, which means that anyone can develop or adapt applications to use on it.
The Dot smart watch has been in development for 3 years, and the company will finally start distributing the product to over 100,000 first users. It is claimed that Stevie Wonder is one of these lucky people. A full launch of the product is planned for later in the year, with 1,000 units earmarked to be sold in London retailing at £250.
Simple, but ingenious
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