Dot, a smartwatch for visually impaired people

Martina CavalieriDesign, Tech1 Comment


It’s called Dot and it promises to be the new revolution in the field of wearable technology.


Because Dot has been designed specifically for use by visually impaired people. In the world we have designed and patented many technological devices to facilitate the daily lives of people, but few of them manage to meet the needs of those who, unfortunately, has impaired vision.
Dot is proposed as a solution to these problems.

Out of 285million visually impaired people, 95% cannot read.Dot

Designed by a start-up Korean, it works through the system of reading and writing Braille and allows users to access messages, notifications sent, read ebooks and much more.

The clean and simple design, similar to the bracelets Fitbit , Dot consists of mobile points that rise and fall to outline various signs of the alphabet to form combinations of four characters to Braille. It’s also possible, according to the user’s ability to read, adjust the speed of the device. The whole is supported by a battery capable of providing a range of 10 hours.

The preorders Dot should begin in the fall and the price of the device would be around $300 (compared to $2000 cost of many Braille devices already on the market).

The first units of the smartwatch Braille should be delivered for the month of December.


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    (via Wired)


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    I’m a 26 years old Italian graphic designer with a passion for typography and company branding. I have an MA in Industrial and Graphic Design and I’m currently Graphic Designer at Horus.

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