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This article was published on April 13, 2011

    The Hapitca Braille watch for the blind: Beautiful, simple, inspiring [Video]

    The Hapitca Braille watch for the blind: Beautiful, simple, inspiring [Video]
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    Martin Bryant is founder of Big Revolution, where he helps tech companies refine their proposition and positioning, and develops high-qualit Martin Bryant is founder of Big Revolution, where he helps tech companies refine their proposition and positioning, and develops high-quality, compelling content for them. He previously served in several roles at TNW, including Editor-in-Chief. He left the company in April 2016 for pastures new.

    Here’s one to file under “Why hasn’t anyone done this before?” The Haptica Braille watch is a project currently raising funds through Kickstarter.

    The device allows the blind to tell the time quickly and easily without the need to feel for hands on a clock face or to set off a noisy audio alert that disturbs others. It’s simply four braille characters that change to display the current time.

    The project is currently a little over a third of the way to raising the $150,000 it needs to mass produce the product, with $93,700 still to raise.