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Braille Tea-Brewing Thermoses

This Halim Lee Special Teatime Infuser is a Barista for the Blind

— January 20, 2011 — Lifestyle
I have no doubt that the visually impaired can brew a cup of tea just as easily as those with sight, so I believe that the Halim Lee Special Teatime Infuser is a great invention for just about anyone in the habit of drinking herbal blends.

The tea mug comes with a built-in leaf sieve and a timer on the lid to carry out the steeping of the brew. What makes this item unique is the Braille embossing on the side of the thermos that marks the volume of the liquid inside with the help of a water level indicator. Winner of a 2010 Red Dot Concept Award, the Halim Lee Special Teatime Infuser is truly worthy of its title. It will be interesting to note what this designer comes up with next.
Trend Themes
1. Inclusive Design - Creating products for people with disabilities or impairments, like the Braille Tea-Brewing Thermos, represents an opportunity for businesses to implement more inclusive design practices.
2. Smart Home Appliances - Similar to the timer function of the Halim Lee Special Teatime Infuser, integrating smart technology into home appliances provides an opportunity for innovation in the home automation industry.
3. Health and Wellness Technology - As more people seek out healthy habits, products like the Halim Lee Special Teatime Infuser provide an opportunity for innovation in the health and wellness technology industry.
Industry Implications
1. Home Appliances - Leveraging smart technology like the timer function of the Halim Lee Special Teatime Infuser presents an opportunity for businesses in the home appliance industry to stay competitive in a market with growing demands for automation.
2. Design - The Braille embossing on the Halim Lee Special Teatime Infuser thermos highlights an opportunity for businesses in the design industry to integrate more inclusive and accessible design practices.
3. Wellness - As the wellness industry continues to grow, businesses have the opportunity to create innovative and accessible products like the Halim Lee Special Teatime Infuser to meet the needs of consumers seeking healthier habits.
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