Over the past couple of years, we've come across plenty of special devices meant to make life just a bit easier for the people suffering from various vision-related disabilities (including blindness), and that's exactly the case with the particular product we'll talk about as follows, namely the Haptica Braille watch.
To be perfectly honest, the Haptica is not really a product per se, but rather a very interesting concept, one that's actually not that hard to manufacture and that could ultimately improve the life of a large number of people from all over the world.
Created by David Chavez, this very interesting device is, unfortunately, just a prototype for the time being, meaning that it's waiting for some serious funding in order to become a reality.
So, the main idea behind the Haptica watch is to replace the usual time-telling mechanism with a couple of metallic dots, that can move in various positions, pointing out the exact time
, but in Braille.
This concept would enable people suffering from blindess to know the time without having to ask around or relying on auditory signals in order to do so, thus helping them lead a life that's closer to that of people not suffering from such vision-related impairments.
Also, unlike most products targeting this specific market segment, the Haptica Braille watch is also quite attractive, design-wise, which is really noteworthy.
As mentioned before, for the time being, the Haptica Braille Watch is now actively searching for the funding required in order to turn the product into a real-life one via Kickstarter
, a service specifically dedicated to funding such interesting ideas, but from the looks of it, it's still got a long way to go before reaching its initial investment goal, of around 150,000 US dollars, but we certainly hope that it will manage to do so as quickly as possible.