DraftFcb

Telecommunications (128)

Braille touchpad

Braille touchpad

 BrailleTouch is an smartphone application developed by Georgia Tech’s researchers. It enables visually impaired people to write text messages simply by using six keys on the screen representing the Braille alphabet.

Why it matters

New technology such as Apple’s SIRI doesn’t replace such a device. One can easily imagine that people would prefer the discretion of such an application in public places. Which new device or app could give physically disabled people a broader access to daily life tasks?

France
Conscious
Significance
Telecommunications
  • home_top_nav_list
  • home_top_nav_list
  • home_top_nav_list
  • left_menu_category
  • most_viewed

Related articles

Google goggles

Project Glass has been in the works for several months at Google. With a minimalist design, the glasses have a partly-transparent video screen that streams data in front of your right eye. The prototype displays information in smartphone-like format. It’s hands free and it interacts with online data via natural language voice commands.
 

Connectivity
Experience
Italy
Telecommunications
 
Re-charging the everyday bag

The start-up Everpurse is planning to launch bags that can charge the battery of an iPhone. The first collection consists of bags and wallets for both men and women which can be carried within other bags. Each come with a powermat which charges the "Everpurse" wirelessly. Due to customer demand, there will soon also be support for other well-known smartphones too.
 

Austria
Connectivity
Enhancement
Telecommunications