AICOMOBILE 2.0 “DOMINO” – smartphone for the blind

Dear ladies and gentlemen, we are glad to represent to your attention industrial design of the smartphone for the blind. It is the new version of our product with the improved characteristics and with a large number of new functions (Fig. 1,5).

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Fig. 1

Technical specifications

Size – 42х42х42 mm
Weight – less than 100 g
Storage – 64 GB

Wireless and Cellular:

  • Wi-Fi (802.11a/b/g/n)
  • Bluetooth 4.0 technology
  • GSM/EDGE (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz)
  • 4G LTE.

Battery and Power:

  • Built-in rechargeable lithium-polymer battery
  • Up to 15 hours of surfing the web on Wi-Fi, or listening to music
  • Up to 12 hours of surfing the web using cellular data network
  • Charging via power adapter or USB to computer system

Input and Output:

  • 3.5-mm stereo headphone minijack
  • Built-in speaker
  • Microphone
  • Micro-SIM card tray

Location:

  • Wi-Fi
  • Assisted GPS and GLONASS
  • Cellular

Audio Playback:

  • Frequency response: 20Hz to 20,000Hz
  • Audio formats supported: HE-AAC (V1 and V2), AAC (8 to 320 Kbps), MP3 (8 to 320 Kbps), WAV
  • User-configurable maximum volume limit

FM-radio:
Regional settings for America, Asia, Australia, Europe and Japan

Languages (English Braille font):

  • Language support for English (U.S.), English (UK)
  • Keyboard support for English (U.S.), English (Australian), English (Canadian), English (UK) (Fig. 2).
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Fig. 2

Operating system Android 4.0

By means of the set of programs Android Native Development Kit and Android SDK (Software Development Kit) the following applications are developed:

1. Google Maps for the blind – Software Google MapB.

The route is set in the Google MapB menu, and the built-in GPS&GLONASS chip positions the pedestrian in the surroundings. There sets the RFID module near the entrance, by means of which there establishes communication with the smartphone through the wi-fi module, which makes it easy to find the entrance (Fig. 3). The diagram L from t shows the signal level in earphones at the moment of approaching to the sensor. In the beginning the signal is feeble and discontinuous but in the process of approaching to the wi-fi module the signal amplifies. At the moment when the user is near the module and the smartphone is on the straight line with the module the signal becomes constant.

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Fig 3. Through the wi-fi module there establishes communication with the sensor RFID chip which is set at the entrance.

This technology allows moving easily around the city, and by means of the RFID modules it is easy to find an entrance. That means that a blind person can walk around the city, come into shops and come back home without being afraid to get lost!

2. G+ for the blind – Software GB+.

By means of the software it is possible to log in the blog, with the possibility to enter the links in the menu, and record messages. Searching of messages and other users is possible. Voicemenu.

3. Facebookfortheblind – Software FacebookB.

By means of the software it is possible to log in the blog, with the possibility to enter the links in the menu, and record messages. Searching of messages and other users is possible. Voicemenu.

4. Twitter for the blind – Software TwitterB

By means of the software it is possible to log in Twitter, with the possibility to enter the links in the menu, and record messages. Searching of interesting messages and other users is possible. Voicemenu.

5. Organizer.

Includes: Contact list, calendar of planning, reminder.

6. The program Voice ReaderB (Text to Speech) with the function of voice support to the interface is included into each application for simplification of searching, relocation and recording of messages.

7. The Store.AICO Group. Programs’ store.

It contains programs and applications that can be downloaded and set in the smartphone:

– The learning Braille font program with the voice support.

– Your audio guide «City of Peter the Great». It contains information about the sights and monuments of our city. If the RFID modules sets on them, it will be possible to listen to a small lecture about the objects while moving around the city. This program, which can be set in other types of phones, can be very helpful for tourists coming to our city (Fig. 4).

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Fig. 4

– Audiobooks for reading and training.

8. Mini-browser AICO

The line for typing of an address appears by pressing a button on the side A. For loading a necessary site types in the name of a site and «+». Voicemenu. To read the latest news or messages is possible by means of pressing N+. For searching in a site press S+.

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Fig. 5
1 reply
  1. Kirk Hermann says:

    Hi. I am a patent examiner for the US Patent Office. When was the DOMINO first presented to the public conceptually or as an actual product. Regards.

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