FingerReader: Allowing The Blind To Read

Being blind doesn’t mean you have to be bored, and now people can get straight back into their favorite books thanks to this prototype.

finger reader

The Fluid Interfaces team from MIT have developed a book-reading prototype with the needs of the blind in mind. It’s called the FingerReader, a portable device that helps read printed text, and can also help with translations on top.

“Wearers scan a text line and receive audio feedback with the words, as well as haptic feedback of the disposition: beginning and end of the line, new line, and other signals. The FingerReader algorithm can detect and provide information when users stray from the text lines, and helps maintain a steady scan on it”.

You can see a video below explaining the process.

Source: Adictivox

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