Dot Smartwatch

Dot Inc.

The first Braille Smartwatch

Dot Smartwatch
  • Category

    Innovation
  • Industry

    Health
  • Client

    Dot Inc.

There are 285 million blind and visually impaired people worldwide, who for the last 20 years had no innovations in commuication technology available to them.Together with the South Korean company Dot Incorporation, Serviceplan Korea and Innovation developed the world's first Braille Smartwatch. The Braille Smartwatch has won a host of international awards, including a coveted Black Pencil at D&AD in 2017. Since its conception, the Dot Braille Smartwatch has utilised the benefits of the networked digital age for the benefit of blind and visually impaired people. The invention has had a global impact, connecting millions of blind and visually impaired people to mobile internet for the first time.

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Dot Braille Smartwatch is a potentially life-enhancing innovation and technology connecting blind and visually impaired people around the world to mobile technology for the first time.

The challenge was to relate to the user experience of blind and visually impaired (BVMI) people. We overcame this by working closely with BVMI people from around the world, and listening carefully to their feedback.

AWARDS
Annual Multimedia 1x Gold 2019
CANNES LIONS 1x Bronze 2019
EPICA 1x Silver 2019
EUROBEST 1x Bronze 2019
Mobius Awards 1x Gold 2019
Red Dot Communication Design Award 1x Grand Prix, 1x Best of the Best, 1x Red Dot 2019
Cannes Lions 1x Silver 2017
New York Festivals 1x Gold, 1x Silver 2017
D&AD 1x Grand Prix, 1x Gold, 1x Silver 2017
ADC 1x Grand Prix, 1x Gold, 1x Silver 2017
The One Show 1x Gold, 1x Silver 2017
D&AD Impact 1x Gold, 1x Silver 2017
Eurobest 1x Grand Prix, 1x Gold, 1x Silver 2016
Clio 1x Gold 2016
LIA 1x Grand Prix, 1x Gold, 1x Silver 2016
Epica 1x Gold 2016
Clio Health Awards 1x Grand Prix, 1x Gold 2016