World’s First Braille Smart Phone For Blinds, Made In India

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  1. AnushaJain

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    In a country like India, where there is absolutely no infrastructure for physically disabled, this news brings the fresh air of change and hope. A start-up, Kriyate Design Solutions, based in India has successfully created World’s first Braille smart phone for blind people.

    This phone converts all text in to Braille pattern and thus allow the blind people to read SMSes and emails. Sumit Dagar, the innovator of this smartphone claims, “This product is based on an innovative ‘touch screen’ which is capable of elevating and depressing the contents it receives to transform them into ‘touchable’ patterns“.

    The working of the phone was explained by Times of India as:

    The phone uses Shape Memory Alloy technology, based on the concept that metals remember their original shapes, i.e. expand and contract to its original shape after use. The phone’s ‘screen’ has a grid of pins, which move up and down as per requirement. The grid has a Braille display, where pins come up to represent a character or letter. This screen will be capable of elevating and depressing the contents to form patterns in Braille. All other elements are like any other smartphone.

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    very nice invention hope it can make it big in the market, deserves all the success.
     
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    very innovative :) hope it will do well :)
     
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    Great stuff!! Now this is what I ll call invention. Hope it finds a place in the telecom industry.
     
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    Great story, thanks for sharing it with us Anusha. Anything that helps disabled people is very positive.
     
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    Wow! That is something worthwhile! It is truly an innovation. It is true the India doesnot posses a well structured 'disabled help' system, but the health system is well boosted than most of other countries and innovations such as these help to make their rehabilitation more easier. More than the news of injury, what today's Indian teens fear is the loosing of the chance to use what the other kids think are 'cool' (Yeah, our college conducted an interview of some 200 disabled teenage kids and this was the result).

    The invention will not only help them feel better, but it will make sure that disabled people live in conformity with the standards set by the healthy individuals!
     

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