Technology has definitely been a blessing to humans and smartphones have become the need of the day. With having everything from the daily wake-up call (read alarm) to good-night reads (ebooks) on your phone, it has become an essential, almost a basic need.
However, there is a segment of population who do not benefit from such modern gadgets. While a smartphone is a necessity for most of us, it is useless for a blind person. To help even the blind benefit from the smartphone, an Indian has released a new Braille version of the phone.
Developed by Sumit Dagar, who is still working on setting up his formal organization at the Centre for Innovation Incubation and Entrepreneurship, located in IIM-A, the phone is the world’s first Braille smartphone.
But how does the phone work? The messages and texts are sent as regular messages. However, instead of a smooth glass panel, the phone comes with depressions. The innovative ‘touch-screen’ elevates and depresses contents into touchable patterns which can then be deciphered by the blind.