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Meet DOT, the first active braille smartwatch

August 12, 2015 / no comments, on Wearable Blog

A team of young university students created the first ever braille smartwatch for visually impaired people. The watch features an e-braille display, which can tell various information for it’s owner. The official website states, that 95% of the 285 million visually impaired people can not read, as the braille technology is not available for the masses. An e-braille reader can cost as much as $2000 and only 1% of the books are translated  to braille. They claim, that the watch will be affordable, with the estimated retailer price being $300. The watch will be able to present messages, tweets, e-books and could also help with navigation. It will be available in stores and online retailers later this year. For more information, head over to the official DOT website.

DOT active braille smartwatch