The Kickstarter’s newly designed tactile watch is helpings its wearers, which includes blind and visually impaired to know the time, through touch. The wearers don’t need to see the watch to know the time and amazingly, the technology has worked.
The Bradley’s new technology has two ball bearings, one on the top which denotes minutes and another on the side to denote hours. This is entirely different from the conventional technology.
The working of the watch is explained by the Kickstarter as, “These two ball bearings are connected, with magnets, to a watch movement beneath the watch face. The magnets make it so that even if the ball bearings are moved when touched, they spring back to the correct time with a gentle shake of your wrist.”
The watch face is made out of titanium and its bands are available in fabric, leather or stainless steel mesh.
The name of the watch has a story behind, according D.C.-based creator Eone Timepieces. The story goes on like this: Lt. Brad Snyder was an U.S soldier. He lost his eye sight during an IED explosion while he was serving for Afghanistan as a bomb diffuser. Snyder was awarded with three medals, two gold and one silver for swimming in 2012 Paralympic Games.
The Bradley has raised over $149,000, nearly four times its original funding goal of $40,000, with more 33 days ahead for the campaign.
With 33 days remaining in its campaign, The Bradley has already raised over $149,000 — nearly four times its original funding goal of $40,000.