tactile mobile phone for the blind by peter lau tactile mobile phone for the blind by peter lau
feb 22, 2013

tactile mobile phone for the blind by peter lau

tactile mobile phone for the blind by peter lau

 

 

designer peter lau has sent designboom images of a concept mobile phone for blind  users. unlike typical cell phones which rely on claw grip or finger tip action, ‘touching’ utilizes palms for an ergonomic user experience. equipped with fourteen functioning buttons and one functionless button – the device’s button configuration is positioned in a grid for fast thumb navigation. the layout provides a concave faceted surface for tactile interaction, alongside an operating scroll wheel for ending calls for intuitive functionality.

 

 

‘touching’ mobile phone

 

user interaction

 

 

 

specifications

 

 

scroll detail

 

 

scroll specifications

 

CAD dwgs

 

CAD dwgs

 

 

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  • Designing a better world! Impressive and so freaking inspiring! Kudos Peter Lau…

    LOCZIdesign says:
  • its very good stuff for me.. appreciated.

    ali says:
  • wow…… this one is really nice and good looking mobiles and whom features has been displayed are quit use full for further use.. this one quit nice effort…. well done and keep it up…

    nasreen gill says:
  • This looks like a probably well functioning product for blind people, but only for this targetgroup. I don’t believe in products specially designed for people with disabilities. There are so much possibilities to design for all.

    Marcel Wijnker says:
  • I wish this phone were available now. My old tactile push-button phone is starting not to work well, and it’s so hard to find phones with easy-to-distinguish tactile buttons now. To the person who said the target audience was too small — I think this phone could also be used by anyone with peripheral neuropathy who was looking for a basic phone. That could include people with diabetes and other neurological conditions as well as older people. Not such a small target audience after all.

    loshakova says:

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