Put the first smart phone in a way ‘Braille’ for the blind under test as a prelude to register soon




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Put the first smart phone in a “Braille” for the Blind under test as a prelude to register soon

The development of the first smart phone for the Blind works in a “Braille” in India

Began to experience the first prototype for a smart phone that uses Braille for the blind in India; designer said phone Sumit داجار, it tests If you are well, it is possible to put the phone in the market by the end of this year.

He began Sumit work on the development of the phone before three years after the present the idea for the first time in 2011 in one of the forums “Ted” in the United States of America, and won at the end of 2012 and one of the prizes the company “Rolex” Swiss to encourage innovation among young people, giving him the necessary funding to implement his idea .

It features a phone Braille touch screen, but instead of the smooth surface of the screens usual, include a screen-developed network of pins small rise and fall to be parts of a prominent and deep exposure texts SmS SMS and e-mail, so that the user can touch and identify them accidentally like reading Braille.

The text next to the phone displays photos and graphics in the same way, the user can be identified on maps, gaming and video calls, and to identify the expressions of the faces of callers via touch.

Braille phone depends mainly on technical “alloys المتذكرة the form of” or Shape-memory alloy and known mineral smart, and is characterized by its ability to restore its original shape after being formed.

And works داجار on the implementation of the idea in collaboration with the Indian Institute of Technology in Delhi, and the phone is tested at the Institute of “LV Prasad Eye” in Hyderabad.

He described the phone Sumit داجار, the first smart phone in the world in Braille. He said: “This product is based on an innovative touch screen is able to raise and lower parts, to convert it receives to the forms can be identified via touch.” He pointed to an upgraded their intention to provide copies of the phone in the future.

He said that during the test reactions were excellent phone, and added that the device such as the company of the user rather than the phone.

He says داجار that prompted him to think about the phone was recognized that technology serves the largest number of people and ignore the marginalized; Through his tours in various parts of India discovered that the inhabitants of villages and remote areas fail to cities; where there are hardware and modern techniques, ten years later, despite the proximity to the ground.

Continues that it is becoming increasingly difficult with the disabled and the blind in particular, as the technology added to their disability, although the power granted by each individual, the blind can not use the new capabilities and solutions, which led him to reflect on the completion techniques suited to their needs.

According to the World Health Organization (WHO) India has the largest number of blind and visually impaired around the world, and as many as 62.7 million people.

The داجار believes that previous ideas to enable the blind to use cell does not fit all; conversion technology comprises texts to the voices do not fit the other because of language barriers and for privacy reasons when messages readings, while the new phone will allow them to identify the maps, images and texts in an appropriate manner.

He studied داجار (29 years) at the National Institute of Design in India, and the work is designed and completed a number of short films before he quit his job three years ago to devote himself to accomplish the phone with a team consisting of six people in his company Kriyate sponsored by the “center of custody of innovation and entrepreneurship” in India .

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