Braille Watch falls short of funding

Kickstarter-Watch

Kickstarter is a website that allows creatives to crowd source funding for their creative projects. The service received a lot of exposure when Designer Scott Wilson successfully raised funds beyond his expectations for his ipod watch band project.

Thus, he created a lot of expectations for the platform to fund other concept projects such as the Haptica, a next generation wristwatch that has been making the rounds through blogs and museum exhibits as a potential successor to watches made for the blind.

Unfortunately, the watch fell short of its funding raising $56,300 of its $150,000 goal with 390 backers but it still appears that it could’ve made it, if it either had more publicity or maybe the giveaways were tweaked. What are your thoughts?

related links

The Haptica Braille Kickstarter page
An earlier post about the Haptica Braille watch on wristfashion
Scott Wilson’s successful fund raising for his Ipod wristband

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