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Braille smartwatch in development to give blind another option

Media | 08/14/2015 7:16 pm EDT

A South Korean company is aiming to provide blind people with the first-ever braille-display smartwatch this year, and a representative from the Canadian Institute for the Blind (CNIB) says it provides an opportunity for many to improve their quality of life. Dot plans to release a braille-display smartwatch in December this year in South Korea, the United States, Canada, Britain and Australia. It is about the same size as Apple Inc.’s Apple Watch and can be connected to a smartphone via Bluetooth. It has an alarm clock, reading capabilities and navigation. All the information is...