Sumit Dagar is a (great) man behind the world’s first smartphone for the blind, which will launch soon in India. Using a grid of pins that move vertically to form Braille letters, this device has the potential to open a whole new world for the visually impaired.
The phone’s “touchscreen” is capable of elevating and depressing the contents it receives to transform them into “touchable patterns.” The magic happens thanks to the Shape Memory Alloy technology using metals capability to remember the original shapes, and expand and contract to after use.
According to Dagar, the response during the test has been immense. “It comes out as a companion more than a phone to the user. We plan to do more advanced versions of the phone in the future,” he added. And we hope he and his team will succeed, big time. Don’t you love how modern mobile technology makes world a better place? 😉