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Smartphone for the Blind Comes with Braille Grid

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AHMEDABAD, India – A new smartphone prototype for visually-challenged users has been developed by National Institute of Design graduate.

The device allows blind people to read their text messages and emails by converting the text into Braille patterns, and comes with customized features that contribute to the easy usage for the visually-impaired.

Sumit Dagar NID blind Braille smartphone

The smartphone’s display has a Braille grid with many pins, and these are capable of moving up and down as per the text input. It also uses Shape Memory Alloy Technology for changing the patterns.

The handset was invented by Sumit Dagar, a post-graduate of the National Institute of Design. The Indian inventor has been working on this prototype for the past three years. The final design is developed in collaboration with IIT Delhi.

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By , International Correspondent, Chennai office

Published on Apr 22nd, 2013 GMT +2


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