Challenge 22 winners showcasing their awards on stage
Challenge 22 winners showcasing their awards on stage

Tactile Palm Communicator

When the world’s biggest sporting event comes to Qatar, it will be a completely inclusive tournament – thanks in part to the Challenge 22 winners.

One winning solution was the Feelix Palm, a device that communicates to blind and visually impaired people, using electrical impulses to transmit a braille-like message directly onto the individual's palm. The Feelix Palm team wanted to give visually impaired people something extra from the tournament experience, without restricting their hearing or physical movement.

This has now evolved to also work with virtual reality (VR) technology. Development is under way on a range of wearable technology that can connect to smartphones, VR headsets and other hardware.

 A model of the tactile palm communicator
 A model of the tactile palm communicator

Read about the winning startups: All Startups | ARVEX | Bonocle | EilaELPALMFaneraMoistcharPalm Engineered Composite | Podeo | Scalable Synthesis of Expanded Polystyrene | SunPave | Synaplexus | ViaVii


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