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Our Vision

We strive to be a pioneer in accessible
and affordable innovations for the vision
impaired and the deafblind to lead
independent, fulfilling lives.

Awareness can be sightless.

"We need to make every single thing accessible to every single person with a disability."

Stevie Wonder, 2016 GRAMMY Awards

Dot was founded on a culture and goal to make everything accessible to everyone. Our team won’t stop until concepts are actualized and ready to use as your daily products.

Areas for Global Improvement

  1. Libraries and bookstores without braille literature
  2. Public infrastructure relying largely on audio cues, inaccessible for the deaf-blind
  3. Expensive and bulky braille technology
  4. Flat touch-sensitive areas without sufficient guidance for the vision-impaired
  5. Inaccurate and/or misplaced braille sign(s) that are mostly difficult to locate and process

Reaching the unreachable

Our mission won’t stop with the Dot Watch, in fact, it would only pave the road to a bigger and better future. With the technology in our Dot Ecosystem, it will be possible to pursue an entire spectrum of education: from simple braille acquisition to advanced tactile-graphic representations.
We’re also aiming at an affordable braille display for the developing regions with our Dot Mini project. Our expeditions to Kenya have gifted us with enormous insight to strategically plan for those who require customized assistance. This ultimately lead us into the next generation of tactile reality - the Dot Pad project, which will be the embodiment of Dot’s soul - to genuinely make a multi-layered mark in history.
Both the Dot Mini and the Dot Pad will be designed for universal literacy. We predict that the widespread improvement of global braille literacy will directly result in upgraded lifestyles across the board. From education, entertainment, and employment, let’s make them truly available for everyone.

The Team

We believe that connected minds bring forth immense changes. Our team is constantly learning, adapting, and evolving - held together by the ambition of shaping an inclusive future.

Eric Juyoon Kim

CEO

Enterpreneurship

University of Washington

Ki Kwang

CTO

Electrical engineering

University of Utah

Jaesung Joo

CDO

 

“Less but better”

Roy Ji Ho Kim

COO

Hardware Engineer

Magnet, hardware expert 25 years of experience

Chris Changhwan Cho

CMO

Sales and Marketing

Over 30 years of international business expertise

H. C Park

R&D Head

Hardware

Micro actuator specialist. 20 years of experiences

Timeline

2014

Yongin City 2014 Aug. Yongin City IoT start-up competition Award (September)

NIPA Entrepreneurial Agency (Tide) selected for the future (September)

Selected as 'Bravo Restart' for SK Telecom ICT-based entrepreneurship contest (October)

Awarded the Minister of the Future Creation Science Award (December)

KBS2 aired Golden's Pentagon Season 2 final win (December)

Entrepreneur's Organization Award (December)

2015

Dot Incorporation Incorporated (April)

TIPS Technology Entrepreneurship Program (Actunab) Selected (June)

France Orange Fab Korea start-up Top 5 (July)

Tech in Asia in Tokyo Asia Top 10 (September)

Entrepreneur Award at ITU Telecom World (October)

Participated in REHACARE (Dusseldorf) and Innovation Day (Munich) (October)

Next Young Entrepreneurial Fund Seed, Attracting 1 Billion Investment (October)

Commercialization of promising technology development for ICT in the future, Agreement on technology development with KAIST (October)

KOICA CTS project "Third World low-cost module in Kenya" (November)

2016

SKT and Middle East (Saudi Arabia) support agreement (January)

1776 Startup Challenge (January)

IF 2016 Design Award (January)

Get in the ring 'East Asia' (Asian preliminaries) (March)

Get in the ring Final Winner (Final World Finals) (March)

Cannes Film Festival - Innovation and Product Gold Award (June)

KDB to attract investment of 2 billion won (August)

VC investment attracted 3 billion (September)

London International Awards – Grand Prix / Gold / Silver – Multiple categories (October)

design by dot incorp x cloudandco

From the award-winning Dot Watch to future projects, our beautiful products are designed in collaboration with cloudandco.