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The world’s first smartphone for the blind is in the making, will soon be available in India

The smartphone market is rapidly growing and according to the latest innovation, blind people will soon be able to receive SMS’s and emails on their smartphones, which automatically converts text into Braille patterns.

The smartphone for the blind will be based on an innovative touch screen that is capable of elevating and depressing to create readable text from the content it receives.

Sumit Dagar, the developer of the latest innovation claims to have started the project about three years back and will be collaborating with IIT Delhi on making the prototype, which is currently in its testing phase.

The smartphone for the blind will use Shape Memory Alloy technology to sport a grid of pins which will move up and down as required. The grid is said to have a Braille display, where pins will come up with a character or a letter.

The screen will also be capable of elevating and depressing the contents that forms patterns in Braille. However, the rest of the elements will be like any other smartphone.



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