Check Out The World’s First Braille Smartwatch And What It Can Do.

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In this world, there are over 285 million visually impaired people. But it appears things might finally be looking up a little bit!

Life isn't the same for every individual that enters this world. Some encounter more challenges than others. But when a challenge is thrown at a person, they have to accept it and overcome it. Visually impaired people overcome the most difficult challenges as they learn how to walk in public using a cane and learn how to read and write using Braille language. Because Braille language uses raised dots that are felt by the fingertips visually impaired people can't read any messages on a smartphone. The Dot has changed that as they've produced the very first Braille smartwatch that allows users to feel messages on screen!
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Dot, a South Korean developer, has just invented the world's first Braille smartwatch! And it's the type of technology that you would expect from the innovative 21st century.

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The watch uses 4 active dynamic Braille cells to display information. The users have the ability to select what speed they would prefer to have the characters update.

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Just like any other smartwatch, the Dot connects via Bluetooth to a smartphone. The watch can then receive any text message from any app or service (Messenger, directions from Google Maps, etc.).

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By using the buttons on the side of the watch, users also have the option to send their own simple messages out.

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In addition, the Dot supports Open API. This basically means that anyone can develop or adapt apps specifically for the watch.

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Several digital devices for the blind have been produced in the past, but most of them used sound.

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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.

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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.

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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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Starting March in 2017, the company plans to ship out 100,000 smartwatches and 40,000 next year.

In addition,1,000 units will be available for retail in London starting at $320.
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**The device is truly a beautiful invention and has already created some special moments during its beta test. Watch some of those beautiful moments below.**