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Dot Pad - with VAT relief
£11,995.00

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Product Code: K2226
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Dot Pad is the first smart tactile graphics display for the visually impaired that enables the user to access visual content from any source.

For the first time, you can feel your handwriting, graphs, equations, photos, documents, art, sketches, and more. Dot Pad goes beyond words to make graphics tactile. 

Dot Pad can convert any input on the connected device into a tactile graphic instantly. This opens up a new world of content for users.

  • Smart tactile graphics display enables real-time access to visual content
  • Two areas for graphics and text, giving users the opportunity to seamlessly switch between different types of content
  • 2,400 braille pins
  • For the first time, feel handwriting, graphs, equations, photos, documents, sketches, and more
  • Goes beyond words to make graphics tactile

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What is Dot Pad?

Dot Pad is the first smart tactile graphics display for the visually impaired that enables the user to access visual content from any source.

Dot Pad outputs Braille and tactile graphic information in real-time. Historically, Braille devices could only output text but Dot Pad outputs Braille and images simultaneously.

For the first time, you can feel handwriting, graphs, equations, photos, documents, art, sketches, and more. Dot Pad goes beyond words to make graphics tactile.

Feel and learn about the shapes of app icons, images in photos, drawings created in the Notes app, and other graphics from various apps whenever and wherever you are. Dot Pad can convert any input on the connected device into a tactile graphic instantly, opening up a new world of content for users.

Learning

Dot Pad provides access to maps, diagrams, charts, and other illustrations, allowing easy access to content on the internet.

Work

By making productivity apps accessible, Dot Pad creates whole new career opportunities and a more inclusive workplace.

Creativity

Dot Pad is a powerful tool for creative expression, empowering diverse creators in the fields of graphic design, music production, photography, and more.

Entertainment

Artworks, exhibits, comics, and movies. The possibilities are endless when it comes to the world of content that is now accessible through the Dot Pad.

Dot Pad comprises of 2,400 pins in a pixel-like format, which can be set in up or down positions, these form identifiable shapes or Braille letters. The Dot Pad provides for 300 glyphs in Braille, plus 20 more in a traditionally spaced format in the line below.

Dot Pad is compatible with many Apple devices. This enables the ability to integrate with Apple’s VoiceOver, providing additional screen reading capabilities.

Real-time

Unlike existing solutions, Dot Pad provides output with real-time refreshing cells, allowing users to consume more dynamic content than ever before.

Connectivity

Dot Pad can be connected to the iPhone or iPad with a simple Bluetooth or USB-C connection. No extra installations are required.

Dual Display

Dot Pad has two areas for graphics and text, giving users the opportunity to seamlessly switch between different types of content.

Integration

Dot Pad works with iOS screenreader VoiceOver to detect and convert graphic assets into tactile output for the cells.

Image Explorer

The buttons on the Dot Pad allow users to go into the details of the image with options to invert, zoom, and pan.

Image Processing

Edge Detection through VoiceOver is used to convert graphic assets into tactile output for the cells.

Dot Actuators

Dot Pad’s cells are powered by the innovative Dot actuator technology: ten times smaller, lighter, and more energy efficient than conventional devices.

Mobility

Get around independently with tactile maps.

Intuitive Control Elements

Take control of the content with six freely assignable buttons.

Dot Image Explorer

Explore, zoom, pan, invert, and rotate content directly on the device.

Dot Image Processor

An AI based processor that renders the most meaningful tactile output.

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The dual display has 30x10 cells for graphics and 20x1 cells for text.

 Buttons help navigate across the object.

 The processor used is an ARM Cortex M4 32-bit 120 MHz

 RAM of 64 kB and flash memory of 128kB.

 Enabled with Bluetooth LE V5.0 for connectivity and two USB-C ports for data transfer and charging.

Dimensions and Weight

Size : 273.2mm(W) x 228.1mm(L)

Weight : 1.38kg(1380g)

Power and Battery

Intergrated Battery 10,000mAh / 3.7V

From 8 to 11 hours depending on usage pattern

Charged through USB-C (Power Adapter included)

Connectivity

Bluetooth Low Energy(BLE) 4.2

LED Status Indicator

Blue (left) - Bluetooth BLE

Red (right) - Charging/Power status

iOS & iPadOS Integration

Works seamlessly with iOS/iPad OS 15.2 and higher.