Feel Time with the Haptica Braille Watch

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Feel Time with the Haptica Braille Watch

In his product pitch on Kickstarter, American designer David Chavez describes the two most common methods in which people who are blind can read the time: either on a flip watch with  readable markers on minutes and hours with steady, moving hands, or with a watch that can audibly read the time when activated. Neither, Chavez believes, are very elegant, convenient, or discreet.

His solution is the Haptica, a watch that's readable with the swipe of a finger across four braille indicators.

In 2009, the World Health Organization estimated that 45 million people in the world are legally blind. Chavez says he hopes his idea can make a small, yet thoughtful difference.

Read more about his project and fundraising efforts here.

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