For those with family or friends who suffer from impaired vision or blindness, this could be the first step in encouragement for them to learn Braille, streamlining a familiar interface with surface feedback, meanwhile aiding the user to keep in touch with others. Details, below.
While the concept phone is actually catered towards technophiles who are looking for some force-feedback from their phones, which turns the surface completely smooth once powered off, we think there's plenty of potential for touch-feedback, even if it's in the form of a completely new language for those unfamiliar with it.
Korean designer Seonkeun Park plans to use a material called EAP (Electric Active Plastic) to achieve this kind of functional tactile feedback. Not too sure if we'll be seeing it within the next year or anything, but if he keeps cranking out sexy little designs like this, we might have to start learning Braille ourselves....