The smart Braille watch, ‘Dot’ is a stylish, wearable device that outputs text in Braille (and its many versions) on the watch-face. It is completely practical and easy-to-use. One prominent difference between an existing smartwatch and ‘Dot’ is within the usage scope: accessing information in Braille rather than in text or graphics. To achieve this, a state-of-the-art, refreshable Braille Display is used. It utilizes cutting-edge, electro-dynamic cells to seamlessly relay information. In such an active era, the device aims to fuel the ones deemed ‘limited’ or ‘immobile’.
The Dot Watch: Smartwatch for the Blind
The Dot Watch development underwent a metric ton of ideations and formulations that led to the current version (nearly finalized for production). During such planning, it was discussed the possibilities of adding multiple Braille cells to accommodate lengthier contents. However, the visionary concepts entail mobility and functionality in a single, accessible package. In short, the developers don’t expect users to be reading entire volumes of text while using Dot Watch on the move. The belief is aligned with how drivers shouldn’t be operating their smart devices while at the helm of a vehicle. It’s meant to maximize movement while staying connected.
Non-blind People Can Also Use Dot Smartwatch
The point is that the Dot Watch will serve as a medium to promote an eye-free experience to users, whether they be low-sighted or fully-sighted. With the Dot Watch, developers want to see users navigating, moving confidently while being aware of what sorts of notifications are arriving on their smartphones, to have the users stationary and reading lengthy contents is not our goals with the Dot Watch.
Much like some flagship [easyazon_link identifier=”B01F9PHIM8″ locale=”US” tag=”geekmommy-20″ popups=”n”]smartwatch devices[/easyazon_link] with large followings, it would be able to display text messages, social media notifications, and other customizable information in Braille. For this, it will have a Dot mobile application where you can pair certain applications with the device. The possibilities are endless.
As it is still a watch at the core, it will naturally display the time, being the first Braille watch ever to display down to the seconds.
10 amazing science experiments that you can easily do at home using everyday household items. Today we are here with some of the coolest science experiments you and your little one can try at home.
Jump into any science experiment:
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(05:14) How to Make Slime
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(21:39) How to Make a Home Made Candle from an Orange
(23:39) Magic Trick with Matches and a Coin
Creating slime is fun! It can also serve as a bonding activities with the kids.
Here’s what you’ll need:
1 1/2 cups water
1 tsp borax
4 oz. glue (clear glue works best)
Food colouring (optional)
Mix the borax into 1 cup of water
In a bowl, combine 1/2 cup water, the glue, 2 or 3 drops of food colouring, and glitter. Stir well.
Add the borax mixture into your bowl and stir. You will see the goo start to harden right away. Mix with your hands and set aside for a couple of minutes to dry to a rubbery consistency. You can discard the remaining water in the bowl.
Your goo will last for up to two weeks if kept in a tightly sealed bag.
The baking soda and vinegar experiment is a good science experiment for kids. It’s the classic baking soda and vinegar experiment, where you mix baking soda and vinegar, and they neutralize each other creating BUBBLES! We added some food coloring to the vinegar to make it a little more fun and we put a pan underneath to help keep the table clean for this experiment.