Vibrating watch

26 Feb

Vibrating watch

For a long time, there were Braille Watches and Talking watches to help people with vision impairment to know the time. Talking watches were also helpful to everyone to know the time in dark specially when people are traveling in the bus. Now, it’s amazing to hear about Vibrating watch for visually impaired by Alexandra Vision, a company based in Switzerland.

As per its specifications, this watch has 3 buttons; upper button is for hours, central button is for tens of minutes and the last button is for minutes.

Here is how it works:

A brief pressure with the thumb on the upper button indicates the Hours,
a brief pressure on the central button indicates the Tens of Minutes,
a brief pressure on the last button indicates the Minutes.
A short vibration indicates 1 unit and a long vibration indicates 5 units.
The indication range for the Hours is 1 to 12, for the Tenth of Minutes 0 to 5 and for the Minutes 0 to 9.
Examples:
3 short vibrations indicate 3 Hours or 30 Minutes or 3 Minutes depending on the pressed button,
1 long vibration indicates 5 Hours or 50 Minutes or 5 Minutes depending on the pressed button,
2 long vibrations followed by 2 short vibrations indicate 12 Hours,
no vibration indicates 0 Tens of Minutes or 0 Minute depending on the pressed button.
The buttons may be pressed in any order.
For example, you can check just the Tens of Minutes and then the Minutes.

Source: How it works page on Alexandra Vision website

This will be exhibited at Techshare India event next week at New Delhi. Do stop by on 3rd and 4th March, 2016 at India Habitat Centre, New Delhi.

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BySrinivasu Chakravarthula

I am an enthusiast of accessibility and classical music.

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