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World’s first smartphone for the blind, made in India

A smartphone for the visually impaired. This shows us how independent UX designers can be from our sensory intake.

How it works:

  • The smartphone 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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