Blind People Can Read Braille In Real Time With Smartwatch
Portable electronic devices that display Braille can be expensive, but one Korean company has created an affordable option that fits on your wrist.By Ben Lawson | August 4, 2015
Smart devices are becoming an increasingly important part of our daily lives, but they don't serve one group of people as well as others: the blind.
One Korean startup is trying to solve that with The Dot, the first smartwatch that can display Braille. The device uses movable pins to display four Braille characters at once. Users can connect The Dot to any device via Bluetooth to read texts and get other data from apps.
Other devices that show Braille text updating in real time can cost thousands of dollars and aren't very portable. (Video via YouTube / HumanWareTechnologie)