Gallery: Shikun Sun’s DrawBraille Mobile Phone is a Super Smartphone fo...

 

It seems these days that everyone is glued to their smartphones – and thanks to a new concept design by Shikun Sun, an industrial design student at Sheffield Hallam University in England, the visually impaired could be included in this trend. The DrawBraille Mobile Phone is a cell phone that uses a braille board and finger pads that allow the blind to communicate efficiently. And this isn’t any old phone either – the design includes a book reader, text messaging, email, and even music capabilities.

The DrawBraille Mobile Phone has two main pieces. The first is comprised of 35 braille buttons in five rows. Since the main keyboard cannot hold the entire braille text, there are also raised “scroll up” and “scroll down” buttons for more options. The second piece is similar to the touch screen on many smart phones, but with a unique raised surface for information input. The user can tap and drag and even create their own shortcuts and words through a combination of commands.

The phone’s battery life can be measured on its side, with 5 raised dots each representing 20% of its juice that retract once their percentage is used up. There is no news on the production of this super smart braille phone but the concept alone is getting lots of attention.

Via yankodesign

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  1. Cinn Brown September 2, 2013 at 3:06 pm

    The Icemobile Cenior is a dual-sim unlocked GSM phone with braille on each dialing key, raised numbers and the phone reads the numbers dialed back to you.

    http://www.yippz.com/icemobile-cenior-black-unlocked-quadband-worldwide-gsm-cell-phone.html

  2. FacebookUser17 August 8, 2013 at 4:52 pm

    This is a great idea and I know it will change the world for so many blind people. Great job

  3. Kaylazarrid Caban February 21, 2013 at 3:21 pm

    I will like to know where can I find it and for how much?

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