About the Braille Pad
We’ve announced the start of prototyping of our new device – Braille Pad at the International Conference “Science about the deaf-blind people: junction of the threads of knowledges” organized by Deaf-Blind Support Foundation ''Con-nection'' in Moscow.
Braille Pad — it's a device which displays the text information using the symbols of the Braille in multiline format. The spesialty of the device is that it's the first multiline instrument among the analogues which is produced in a tablet format and which consists of 70 independent meshes displaying the letters to allow to read the text and pushable as a button of a keyboard to allow to type the text.
As we do not use very expensive the piezocrystal materials, a tablet production cost is reduced by 10 times. Due to the new technology of the internal mechanisms it is possible to use the device in any conditions. Besides, an amount of consumed energy is reduced as well as a battery size.
We thankful to the Baker & McKenzie Company which supports us again by volontirely making a patent search, preparing a patent application and submission of the documents.
The development is carried out jointly with the company EnCata. We expect that the first industrial design will be ready by the end of the first half of 2019.