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MIT researchers create an ingenious device that will help blind people read print

By on July 9, 2014 at 9:15 PM.

MIT researchers create an ingenious device that will help blind people read print

Soon people who are visually impaired could have a way to read that doesn’t involve brail. MIT has created an incredible new device called FingerReader that is essentially a scanner that you wear on your hand that’s capable of reading words on a page and then reciting them aloud back to you. More →

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MIT FingerReader Wearable Gadget

Video: Awesome tiny wearable gadget could help the blind read

By on April 18, 2014 at 12:15 AM.

Video: Awesome tiny wearable gadget could help the blind read

FingerReader is the name of a wearable gadget that could help visually impaired people read printed text in books and even on electronic devices, thus opening up additional possibilities to them. Developed by MIT researchers, FingerReader wants to help the blind access more resources than what’s already available in braille format. TechCrunch reports that, according to a recent study from the Royal National Institute of the Blind in Britain cited by one of the researchers, in 2011 only 7% of books are available in large print, unabridged audio and braille. More →

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