Taq is a tactile wrist watch meant for everyone including visually impaired.instead of minute and hour hand Taq offers a tactile surface / disk to tell the time , so one can know the time without even looking at the watch. It can also give directions by connecting to a smartphone's GPS.
It uses electromagnets, to avoid errors created by touching the surface. it activates one electromagnet at a time which then attracts the magnetic pointer connected to the minute and hour disk and keeps them in place. The magnetic ferrous pointers can also be used to change the time.
its designed to be very cheaper to produce, with in Rs 300-Rs 500($5-$10). so most of the population can afford to buy one or make one
with a little more price addition a bluetooth or any other wireless device can be added, than Taq can connect to a smartphone's GPS, and use the watch’s dial to show directions, for example or some other informations. it would be a great help for someone who is unable to see at some ...