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Dot Pad
by Serviceplan Group

Dot Pad by Serviceplan Group
Photo by Serviceplan Group

Serviceplan Group has created Dot Pad, the first smart tactile graphics display for the visually impaired.

"While most people rely on visuals to understand complex topics, the 285 million blind and visually impaired people worldwide are left out," said Serviceplan Group. "Tactile books are scarce, expensive and impractical [and] audio descriptions fail to describe complex information."

Dot Pad displays any visual content from any source due to the innovative dot image processing technology that uses Al to understand visual input and present it accurately on Dot Pad's tactile display of 2,400 dots.

In addition, Dot Pad integrates seamlessly with iOS and iPadOS, giving users access to 2.2 million apps on the App Store.

This project has been longlisted in the product design (health and wellbeing) category of Dezeen Awards 2023.

Studio: Serviceplan Group
Project: Dot Pad
Credits: Serviceplan Innovation, Serviceplan Korea, Paulus, Astral Kreativ and MassiveVoices

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