Braille Concept Cell: iPhone tools for the visually impaired

The Braille Concept Phone was developed by Korean designer Seonkeun Park to address the needs of visually impaired geeks who want in on the iPhone-like touchscreen action. When powered up the smooth surface of the phone displays a series of Braille characters to assist the user, and when the phone powers off the surface once again becomes smooth, featureless part of the phone's shell.

Park imagines that the phone would use something called EAP (Electric Active Plastic) to achieve the tactile results. If Park, a former winner of the prestigious Red Dot Design Award, continues to come up with brilliant concept designs like this, Mr. Jobs and Mr. Ive over at Apple may soon have to invite him into the fold.

Via Tuvie