The 'Qibla' smartwatch concept has been designed as an accessory for Muslim users without sight to help them partake in daily prayers in a way that is accessible and simplistic.
Designed by Gyu Hyung Han, the smartwatch works by tracking the direction of Mecca as well as the position of the sun to ensure that they always have the information they need to partake in their daily ritual. The device features an all-black design that is finished with a gold rim that is meant to be felt with the fingers instead of seen to ensure that the user doesn't have to rely on audio or visual feedback.
The 'Qibla' smartwatch concept features GPS technology to support users when they are called to prayer.
The 'Qibla' Smartwatch Concept Helps Users Locate Mecca and More
1. Religious Ritual Smartwatches - The 'Qibla' smartwatch concept enables visually impaired Muslim users to easily partake in their daily prayers.
1. Accessibility Technology - The 'Qibla' smartwatch concept showcases the potential for innovative technology to enhance accessibility for visually impaired individuals in religious practices.
2. Wearable Tech - The 'Qibla' smartwatch concept demonstrates how smartwatches can be designed to cater to specific religious needs, opening up opportunities for customized wearable tech in various religious communities.
3. GPS Technology - The integration of GPS technology in the 'Qibla' smartwatch concept highlights the potential for location-based features in wearable devices, paving the way for new applications in navigation and guidance.