Have you ever thought in your wildest dream that a visually challenged person would be able to use a touch screen phone! Well, boggle your mind with a phone for the blind. Yes, in near future you will see this wisely designed touchscreen phone. This innovative device has a sensible touch screen which is easy to use for a visually handicapped user.
This new device will follow the same concept of a touchscreen with few additional features of the technology used for the blind’s requirements. The phone will be named as “Google’s Phone Apps” which will feature a glassy touchscreen. This technology was made possible only with the innovative idea of a blind engineer Raman along with sighted Charles Chen.
The software developed by them helped the blind users to easily access the touchscreen G1 which uses Google’s Android software. There is no doubt that this technology will become more and more popular and will be useful for the blind to be able to use a phone without actually looking at the screen. This can also be used by those people who feel lazy to look at the screen and for the drivers. The basic principle here is that when you touch the screen you will hear a sound. For example if you have touched the screen you will hear “5”, and when u turn right it will be “1”, up for “2”, down for “8” and further down for “0”.
This mobile with definitely become a hit with its easy to use interface design and its resourceful technique. The entry system will reset itself the minute you take your fingers off the screen. If the user wants to dial some other phone number then he can simply slide his finger in the desired direction. They have also kept in mind that if some mistake happens while dialing then you can simply shake the phone off to delete the digit. Isn’t it amazing? This was made possible because of the detect motion system technology developed my Mr. Raman and Mr. Chen.
They developed a “shell” application which has an interesting location function that combines GPS or cell tower location data with Google Maps and the G1’s compass.