Anna Bieniek’s ‘Feel The Time’ is an elegant and futuristic-looking wristwatch for the blind. With a few rotating three-dimensional rings and a little dots that you can feel with the touch of your fingers, this slick-looking watch is readable for anyone. The face can also be removed—a familiar idea to anyone who rocked a big Swatch watch in the 80s.
The timepiece is protected with a flexible membrane to prevent surface damage from constant touching. I love the look of the watch itself. It’s ultra modern out-of-the-box design could find a fan base in anyone.
‘Feel the Time' Lets You Tell Time by Touch
1. 3d-printed Wearables - The use of 3D-printing technology in the production of wearable devices opens up opportunities for creating innovative and customized designs, such as tactile watches for the blind.
2. Accessible Fashion - Designing stylish and functional accessories for people with disabilities like the visually impaired creates a market for inclusive fashion and promotes a more inclusive society.
3. Haptic Technology - Advancements in haptic technology enable the development of tactile interfaces and can be utilized to enhance the user experience in devices like braille watches.
1. Fashion and Accessories - The fashion and accessories industry has the opportunity to embrace inclusive design by creating fashionable and functional products for people with disabilities.
2. Wearable Technology - The wearable technology industry can explore the integration of tactile feedback and haptic interfaces to improve accessibility and user experience in wearable devices.
3. 3D Printing - The 3D printing industry can expand into the production of personalized and customized wearable devices, catering to specific needs and preferences, such as tactile watches for the visually impaired.