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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.

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

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