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.