A Smartphone Is Coming For The Blind

Have you ever thought how you would use a smartphone is you were blind?  I haven’t, but India based company Kriyate has.  The start up company released that they will unveil a Braille smartphone to the public next year.  The phone is a very novel idea.  The phone works by having a pop-up Braille display.  Once the consumer has touched the pop-up pin display, and read the info, the pins will lower back into the phone.

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The phone will have the ability to go over letters and translate them into Braille for the user.

I have heard of a few other companies in the past trying to help out thew blind community, but no one has come up with the pin idea to date.  If you would like to see the phone more in action, take a look at this video.  This was a presentation given at  2011 at the Ted Talks Convention outlining the phone.  This would be very neat if this smartphone will catch on with the consumer.

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