Sensory Design

Tactile creations cater to special consumer needs
Implications - According to the World Health Organization (WHO), about 135 million people worldwide are visually impaired and 278 million people have moderate to profound hearing loss in both ears. Statistics like these means this consumer demographic can no longer be ignored; as such, more and more innovations are catering to these specific needs. From tactile watches to employment opportunities for those hard of hearing, these specially targeted innovations will only continue to increase in demand.
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Warm Top 6 Examples: 56,627 Total Clicks Sep 10 - Oct 11
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Sensational Tactile Timepieces - The Rub. Feel. Know Watch Gives You a Sense of the Hour
SCORE: 6.5
Hot 16,749 Clicks Pub: Jun 22, 11
Sensational Tactile Timepieces
The Rub. Feel. Know Watch Gives You a Sense of the Hour
For many, looking at their wristwatch to read the time is not an issue, but for the visually impaired population, something like the Rub. Feel. Know Watch is sure to enhance one's independence. There… [More]
Rolling Braille Readers - Wonkook Lee's Snail Reader Revolutionizes Reading
SCORE: 4.8
Warm 3,849 Clicks Pub: May 10, 11
Rolling Braille Readers
Wonkook Lee's Snail Reader Revolutionizes Reading
The Wonkook Lee Snail reader is a tiny technological gadget that has the potential to revolutionize reading for the blind! The Wonkook Lee Snail is a small rolling wheel device which is pressure-activated… [More]
Tactile Timekeepers - The Haptica Braille Watch Indicates the Hour to Your Fingertips
SCORE: 5.6
Warm 18,522 Clicks Pub: Feb 6, 11
Tactile Timekeepers
The Haptica Braille Watch Indicates the Hour to Your Fingertips
There are a couple of means by which the visually impaired can check the time; however, neither quite matches the intuitive potential of the Haptica Braille Watch. Designed by David Chavez, this textured… [More]
Blind Architect Consultants - Chris Downey Turns Tragedy Into an Innovative New Gig
SCORE: 4.2
Mild 1,734 Clicks Pub: Oct 2, 10
Blind Architect Consultants
Chris Downey Turns Tragedy Into an Innovative New Gig
Architect Chris Downey shows that if tragedy befalls you, you can still pick up the pieces and run with what you've got. He suffered from a tumor that left him completely blind. Instead of crawling into… [More]
Transmuting Multimedia Gloves - The 'Panopticon' Device Will Read to You Aloud
SCORE: 2.5
Mild 8,334 Clicks Pub: Sep 30, 10
Transmuting Multimedia Gloves
The 'Panopticon' Device Will Read to You Aloud
Developed by Joshua Sin is an innovative piece of technology called the 'Panopticon' device. Worn on the hand between the index finger, the thumb and the wrist, this intelligent accessory is intended to… [More]
Tactile Cooking Utensils - Sento Cookware Provides Safe and Easy Kitchen Supplies for the Blind
SCORE: 2.2
Mild 7,439 Clicks Pub: Aug 4, 11
Tactile Cooking Utensils
Sento Cookware Provides Safe and Easy Kitchen Supplies for the Blind
Sento Cookware has created a line of cookware that will help the blind and seeing impaired. For most people cooking can be a difficult process and sometimes not the safest, but for the seeing impaired,… [More]