Iranian researcher develops phone for visually impaired

TEHRAN, Dec. 16 (MNA) – Iranian researcher, Asra Paknahad, has developed a new smartphone and is designing a smart stick that can help the visually-impaired in using phones and navigating.

Ms. Asra Paknahad, from Islamic Azad University Sanandaj branch, told Mehr News Agency her team has plans for the design of a smart stick for the visually-impaired to that can faciliate navigation.

Their developed bracelete connects to mobile phones running on Android via Bluetooth. In other words, the bracelet plays the role of a cell phone that runs on Android.

"The visually-impaired person can send messages using Braille keyboard on the bracelet and defined vibes," she said, pointing out that "the phone has keys to accept and reject calls."

According to Paknahad, the device is easy to use for the visually-impaired and it enables them to use phones the way other people do.

Referring to the point that the keyboard is a Braille bracelet, she added that "the keyboard is designed in accordance with the world Braille reading standards.”

With regard to the product advantages, the researcher said “the capability to alert and vibrate to communicate with smart gadgets, the capability to connect to headsets, the capability to access to the contact list, the capability to define specific vibes and personalization, are some of the features that the smarphone has.”

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