A Smartwatch Without a Face, Just for the Blind

7. 28. 15 by Andrew Tieu

  • The watch has four sets of six dots, which rise to produce braille characters at speeds from 1-100 per second.
  • Current phone software for the blind mostly use read-out-loud apps, which can be inefficient and awkward in public settings.
  • The South Korean startup has already raised $600,000 in funding and hopes to have Dot selling internationally.

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