South Korean company Dot has developed a smartwatch that only displays information in braille, and is calling it a world first. Intended to help visually impaired people lead independent and fulfilling lives, the Dot Watch is a streamlined smart device that offers information without hassle. The minimalist design features a large circular face with a moving keyboard that relays braille text in real time. While its main function is to tell the time and date, the watch can be connected to a smartphone application called the Dot Watch App, to receive information such as road navigation, weather notifications, calls and text messages, as well as social media alerts. Made from silver aluminum, the watch utilizes four electro-magnetic actuators that seamlessly relay information through textural dots. These automatically adopt the formations of braille numbers and symbols.
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