Our technology can be useful for many different people and for different reasons but for individuals with a visual impairment it allows communication in the many situations where existing assistive technologies are inadequate.
The tools available to communicate with a smartphone if you have a visual impairment are not well suited for staying connected while you live an active life. Braille displays are big and clunky. Screen readers and voice commands are best suited for quiet environments and risk disclosing private information. Screen readers also require auditory attention which means hearing can not be used to interact with and understand your surroundings while you are using it.
Our wristband, xBand, helps you stay connected, wherever you are and whatever you are doing. You can discreetly read text messages or check the time without using a Braille display or blocking your ears with headphones. With xBand, you can keep your focus on what's going on around you, instead of on your phone.