GOOD DESIGN AWARD

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2017

Good Design Best 100

Award-winning item
Watch [Dot Watch]
Business Owner
Dot incorporation
Category
Sanitary/Beauty/Health goods and medical equipment for home
Company
Dot incorporation (South Korea)
Award Number
17G010016
Outline of Good Design Award winners
Outline of Good Design Award winners 2017

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Outline

The world's first braille smartwatch, the Dot Watch is an entry device that marks the start of braille innovation. Powered by Dot's patented Active braille technology, the Dot Watch is comprised of moving braille cells that respond to touch. Pair the watch to a smartphone, and its users can tell time, date and receive notifications in real time. Given the luxuries of our Information Age, this may not seem like a big deal, but for the first time ever, deaf-blind and visually impaired individuals will be able to feel the seconds of time tick beneath their fingertips.

Producer

Dot

Director

YeongKyu Yoo

Designer

JaeSeong Joo, KiHwan Joo, Nara Ok, Michelle JY Park, YeongKyu Yoo, Youngwoo Choi

More information

http://www.dotincorp.com

Already in service/use
2017/12

Evaluation

By making big, blunt braille recognition devices small and portable, and considering both the effective application of technology and economic efficiency, this is a great example of a universal design which cares for the disadvantaged such as the blind and deaf.

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