Braille smartwatch finally hits shelves

Asia-Pacific, February 27 2017

SEOUL: After almost three years, the Dot smartwatch is ready to hit the market, offering a sleek timepiece for people who are blind or have low vision.

Braille SmartwatchIt’s the first assistive smartwatch to display braille messages on its screen. The round, sleek face displays six cells of six balls each, and allows users to send back simple replies by using two side buttons.

The smart Braille watch, ‘Dot’ is a stylish, wearable device that outputs text in Braille on the watch-face. It is completely practical and easy-to-use. One prominent difference between an existing smart watch and ‘Dot’ is within the usage scope: accessing information in Braille rather than in text or graphics. It utilizes cutting-edge, electro-dynamic cells to seamlessly relay information. In such an active era, our device aims to fuel the ones deemed ‘limited’ or ‘immobile’.

The watch has been in development since 2014 but kept hitting delays. The company is now ready to ship it to 100,000 backers, reportedly including Stevie Wonder.

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