New Korean Smartwatch Helps Blind People Communicate, Navigate, Read Ebooks

by Vishnuprasad on  August 5, 2015 at 8:07 PM Medical Gadgets
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There's a new smartwatch soon to be coming to the market for blind people.

According to the people in the medgadget industry, it will especially be helpful for those who already know or are learning to read in Braille.
New Korean Smartwatch Helps Blind People Communicate, Navigate, Read Ebooks
New Korean Smartwatch Helps Blind People Communicate, Navigate, Read Ebooks

The new watch developed by Dot, a Korean startup, has a Braille reader on its face and can connect to a smartphone via Bluetooth.

It functions as a regular watch and includes an alarm feature and can provide navigation information when going on your own for a stroll.

However, the main idea of the device, though, is to be an ebook reader that is always easily accessible.

The watch syncs wirelessly to download books into its memory that can then be accessed on the wrist. The company that plans on shipping the Dot is forecasting it will costs under $300 and hopes that it will spur more blind people to learn to read Braille.

It can be adjusted to produce text at different speeds, depending on the reader's ability. It has a battery life of about ten hours, of course depending on the reader's speed.



Source: Medindia

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