DrawBraille may be the future smartphone for the visually impaired. This concept by designer Shikun Sun reminds me of something John F. Kennedy once said “A rising tide will lift all boats.” This is a perfect example of how technology will improve our lives.
The DrawBraille phone is made up of two sides and offers a rich set of features. The left side is the display. It includes over two hundred mechanical dots in combinations of six that can display Braille characters for the user to read. The design also offers thirty five individual dot configurations and a page-scrolling button to the left of the display region.
The input area offers twenty touch-sensitive squares and is located on the right. It allows the user to select the corresponding text from the left by sliding, lifting and pressing a finger along the squares.
The DrawBraille includes five dots along the side of the device that indicate battery life. Each dot representing 20 percent of the battery’s maximum capacity. Additional features include email, music and even an eBook reader. It can even add and search for your contact list.
[easyazon-image align=”left” asin=”1451614217″ locale=”us” height=”160″ src=”http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51wCZoVxdSL._SL160_.jpg” width=”107″]Abundance is a hard concept for our society to grasp. Most of us live in a perpetual mental state of scarcity and fear. The DrawBraille design is just one more form of the growing “empathy-tech” movement. Robotic exo-skeletons, sensitive touch prosthetics and 3D printed organs are just a few of these “all boats floating” movement. We will solve the worlds problems with technology and science and the future will be abundant.
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