Check Out The World’s First Braille Smartwatch And What It Can Do.
In addition, the Dot supports Open API. This basically means that anyone can develop or adapt apps specifically for the watch.
Several digital devices for the blind have been produced in the past, but most of them used sound.
Using sound, however, can be problematic as it either makes the user's information public or requires the user to plug in headphones, which mutes surrounding sounds that are important to the blind.
Existing digital Braille reading devices also tend to be expensive and/or bulky. In fact, only 5% of the visually impaired actually own such a device.
The Dot has been in development for about three years now. The company is finally ready to ship some of the watches out and plan on sending it out to some 140,000 backers.
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