There are over 285 million blind people that can only read dots made for the blind, and some of these lives are about to get a lot better. South Korean the developer of Dot has made the world’s first Braille smartwatch. The smartwatch has dots for blind people that lets them feel messages.
How can the braille smartwatch help blind people read?
The smartwatch has dots for blind people that uses 4 active dynamic Braille cells. The blindperson can change the speed of the dots for blind people to his speed. The Dotwatchfor blind people connects to a smartphone via Bluetooth, just like any other smartwatch. Smartwatchfor blind people can receive any text from any app or service thinks like Messenger, directions from Google Maps, and a lot more. Blind people can send messages using its buttons on the side. The Dot also supports Open API, which means that anyone can develop or adapt apps for it. This smartwatch can make blind people capable of reading.
Can now blindpeople read with just using one smartwatch
Various digital devices for the blindpeople have been around for some time now, but the vast majority of them use sound. This is a problem because either the user has to plug in headphones or make their information public. Existing Braillereading devices are bulky and expensive. Only 5% of blind people own digital Braillereading devices.
Is the smartwatch for blind people going to change the lives of people with blindness?
The Dot smartwatch has been in development for 3 years. The company will start delivering its devices to some 140,000 backers. They plan to ship 100,000 smartwatchfor blind people, starting March, and the rest 40,000 next year. In London, over 1,000 units will be sold for $320.