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About Dot

Awareness can be sightless

“We need to make every single thing accessible to every single person with a disability.” - Stevie Wonder, 2016 GRAMMY Awards

The whole process of developing the Dot Watch was a valuable moment for us to look back at the lives of the visually impaired people. It became an opportunity to go back to the starting point and observe all of our daily routines we had for granted.

  • Bookstores and libraries without braille books,
  • flat touch sensors on devices without no further descriptions for the blind people to grasp,
  • expensive and bulky braille devices,
  • public transportations that have to be relied only on the hearing for use,
  • and inaccurate braille signs or signs that are impossible to locate.

Over the past two decades, blind people have not had the right to use the products and spaces that were supposedly meant for "everyone", and the slow innovation has long been limiting many opportunities in their lives.

Dot

Anytime, Anywhere

You can easily find Dot anywhere around the world, or you can simply purchase our products online. One by one, we will look for ways to get closer to our customers.

Life’s best friend

Our vision is to produce the products that can be the life’s best friend of any visually impaired person:

  • Braille education with the Dot Mini,
  • Greater freedom with the Dot Watch,
  • Access to even greater knowledge and information with the Dot Pad.

Dot reaches to our customers one step at a time along with the responsibility to produce the best assistive devices for the visually impaired and the blind.

People

Dot is making innovation every moment, together with our best team members. Let us introduce our proud team members and partners of Dot.

Member List

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

H. C Park

R&D Head

Hardware

Micro actuator specialist. 20 years of experiences

E. S Kang

Director

Hardware

Micro product design 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)