Tactile Palm Communicator
The first FIFA World Cup™ in the Middle East 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 FIFA World Cup™ 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.