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Blind Time Tellers

The Braille Wristwatch Makes Telling Time Simpler and Intuitive

— December 7, 2009 — Art & Design
This may come as a surprise to you, but knowing the time is just as useful to the visually impaired as it is for the rest of us seeing folk, and thanks to the Braille Wristwatch, it has just become that much simpler. Although the name is pretty self-explanatory (especially when coupled with the images), I take it upon myself to elaborate a little more.

Designed by Lawrence Kwok, the Braille Wristwatch simplifies current visually impaired watches by removing all unnecessary dots. By doing so, the Braille Wristwatch allows for a more intuitive time telling experience.
Trend Themes
1. Simplified Braille Technology - Opportunities for disruptive innovation lie in developing simplified Braille technology for the visually impaired.
2. Intuitive Time Telling - Innovative solutions that focus on making time telling more intuitive for the visually impaired have significant disruptive potential.
3. Accessible Wearable Tech - There is a growing demand for accessible wearable technology designed specifically for the visually impaired community, presenting opportunities for disruptive innovation.
Industry Implications
1. Assistive Technology - Assistive technology companies can explore disruptive innovations in developing products for the visually impaired, such as simplified Braille wristwatches.
2. Wearable Technology - The wearable technology industry can tap into disruptive innovation by creating accessible smartwatches and wearables that prioritize intuitive time telling for the visually impaired.
3. Accessibility Services - Companies offering accessibility services can consider disruptive innovations that cater to the needs of the visually impaired, such as improved Braille technology.
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