An Iranian researcher from Islamic Azad University Sanandaj branch, has developed a new smartphone that can help the visually impaired in using phones and navigating. The team integrated a bracelet that connects to mobile phones running on Android via Bluetooth.
“The visually impaired person can send messages using Braille keyboard on the bracelet and defined vibes,” Ms. Asra Paknahad said, pointing out that “the phone has keys to accept and reject calls.”
According to Paknahad, the device is easy to use for the visually impaired and it enables them to use phones the way other people do.
Referring to the point that the keyboard is a Braille bracelet, she added that “the keyboard is designed in accordance with the world Braille reading standards.”
With regard to the product advantages, she said “the capability to alert and vibrate to communicate with smart gadgets, the capability to connect to headsets, the capability to access to the contact list, the capability to define specific vibes and personalization, are some of the features that the smartphone has.”
Paknahad, told Mehr News Agency her team also has plans for the design of a smart stick for the visually impaired that can assist with navigation.