Braille timepiece lets blind people read text messages and e-books using ‘active dots’

  • Engineers in South Korea have designed the 'first’ Braille smartwatch
  • 'Dot’ has shifting cells of raised bumps which can be 'read’ as words
  • Watch will notify users of texts and could be used as an e-reader
  • Creators aim to sell it for less than $300 and as an educational tool

Raised sequences of bumps, which are readable as words, are created by four rows of six dots that rise up or are lowered to make up to four letters at a time (pictured)

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