Braille phygital device

Bonocle

Bonocle is a device for the visually impaired that allows them to interpret and interact with digital and multimedia content. It is innovatively and ergonomically designed to be an infinite Braille line display portable, powerful, and cheap!

This inclusive product promotes Braille literacy and ensures that the blind community has access to quality education, employment, and independence. Thanks to this innovative and ambitious project, the Qatar-based startup gathered $1M in funding in 2022, won the prestigious K Design Award 2023, and the Gold Prize at the IDA Design Award 2023 in the Industrial & Life Science Design / Inclusive & Equity Social Products category.

As industrial design partners, we supported their team with product design and ergonomics, as well as its engineering and design for manufacturing. In addition, we curated the design of the packaging.

CLIENT

YEAR

2020

INDUSTRY

Consumer electronics

The device come perfectly symmetrical and balanced to be used both by right and left handed. The shape of the product has been defined to be used comfortably from a major sample of consumers, allowing them to use the product both on a surface or in the air.

The device leverages its hardware using custom Apps developed and optimized for the users to work, learn or play. The user is guided through tactile and auditory feedback such as the refreshable braille cell, the haptic motors, and a screen reader/voice over. Furthermore, can interact multimedial contents through buttons, motion, and speech. The packaging equally follows the same principles of the product design.

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