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DrawBraille Phone Concept: Texting for the Blind?

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This interesting concept is called the DrawBraille phone, created by Shikun Sun while he was studying industrial design. It’s basically a haptic phone that uses a braille board as a display. Braille boards mechanically raise dots so that visually impaired and blind users can read using their fingers.

drawbraille phone blind shikun sun concept

There is also a touch-sensitive input pad to allow users to interact with the display. It’s pretty cool, but after I checked out how expensive some of these portable braille boards were, putting this together might cost a pretty penny.

drawbraille phone blind shikun sun concept

Still, it could allow blind users to access their phones without having to use their voice functions, so it would be interesting to see this made.

drawbraille phone blind shikun sun concept

[YouKu via core77]