Blind people have always had difficulties in enjoying the functions of a smartphone. In order to assist them, the first smartwatch designed to help the visually impaired people will be created.
Since now, the blind people had to rely on a system like Siri, in order for them to discover and navigate the world of internet, all through vocal assistance.
A new device is under development in South Korea that may offer a helping hand for those in need, by transforming, in real time, text messages and other important information into Braille alphabet.
The new device is called Dot and it comes with one of the most important features ever released. The fact that it is designed with Braille allows those without sight to experience the thrill of all the smart devices that surround them each day.
The Braille is an alphabet designed to help the blind people and the ones that are visually impaired. It consists of a writing system that is tactile, traditionally used on embossed paper.
With the constant evolution of technology, the Braille alphabet can finally make its move into the electronic area.
The new device, Dot, uses a Braille system that is displayed using an array of dots. These dots are designed to project up to four cells of six Braille characters at the same time.
Due to the use of haptic technology it is able to offer real-time information under the user’s fingertips.
Dot comes with an interesting and helpful feature. The four Braille characters that are displayed on the watch can easily be customized for each user’s desire.
Except the Braille feature, Dot comes with all the normal features that a smartwatch offers. It has an alarm, messenger and time-keeping option. Also, it offers navigation help and Bluetooth 4.0 technology in order to connect with other devices.
It comes with 10 hours of active refreshing, thus offering users the delight of using it for 5 days without a single recharge.
Dot can also be used as an e-book reader, a plus in comparison to other smartwatches. This feature can be used because of the adjustable refreshing speed of the text.
Dot can be used for educational purposes, being able to help people learn Braille. If needed, it can help improve your Braille knowledge.
Another plus would be the reasonable price. Dot is quite affordable, coming on market in December, for the approximate sum of 300 dollars.
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