At Eone we believe inclusive design not only creates great products, but also promotes access and independence for everyone, including those with different abilities.
Eone's first product, The Bradley, is an award-winning timepiece that allows people to both touch and see the time using two steel ball bearings and tactile markers.
The inspiration for the Bradley was founder Hyungsoo Kim’s visually impaired classmate at Harvard Business School who lamented the fact that most watches available for the blind were unattractive, lacked durability, and carried social stigma. Hyungsoo teamed up with Nick Gu, another student at the Harvard Graduate School of Design and now eone co-founder, to tackle the problem. After many prototypes and iterations and a successful crowdfunding campaign, they created a beautiful timepiece that has gone on to win major design awards including Red Dot, iF Design Award, German Design Award, and was nominated for the Design Museum’s Design of the Year award.
The Bradley is named after former Navy Lieutenant Bradley Snyder, who lost his sight from an IED explosion in Afghanistan while serving as a bomb defuser. Determined to continue his active lifestyle, Brad won two gold medals and a silver in swimming at the 2012 Paralympic Games, exactly one year after the explosion.