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HODOHKUN Guideway / Braille road

HODOHKUN Guideway

Discipline: Product

HODOHKUN Guideway
HODOHKUN Guideway

Discipline: Product

The conventional braille block for the visually impaired is patterned with hard protruding dots upward which often become as obstacles for those who use wheelchairs, strollers or ladies on high-heels. HODOHKUN Guideway applies elastic rubber material and place the dots on the back, so it allows the visually impaired to still feel the patterns by the touch with their foot or cane while maintaining the upward surface flat and friendliness to everyone on the road. Drainage patterns are engraved on the upward surface to prevent slipping when it gets wet with rain. 100 colors are available to match any surrounding environment.

  • DATE OF LAUNCH 2014

  • DEVELOPMENT TIME 25 - 36 months

  • TARGET REGIONS Asia, Europe

  • TARGET GROUPS Consumer / User, Other target groups:: people with disabilities, Further specification:: visually impaired persons, wheel chair users, handicapped people

  • ASSESMENT CRITERIA Practicability, Safety

This is a tactile guideway for the blind, and a revolution in its own right. The HODOHKUN Guideway allows the blind to navigate their way through public crossings, markets and more, while still taking into account the needs and concerns of other users of these spaces. A very timely and quite simply well-designed solution! Simple and smart - just excellent!
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KINJO RUBBER

KINJO RUBBER
Yao, Japan

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KINJO RUBBER

KINJO RUBBER
Yao, Japan

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