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Readot is a concept device that translates two-dimensional digital images into three-dimensional representations for use by the visually impaired.

Kyle Studstill
Kyle Studstill on March 18, 2010.

Readot is a concept device that translates two-dimensional digital images into three-dimensional representations for use by the visually impaired. The machine maps visual information from the colors and shapes of an image onto the device’s grid of pins, raising or lowering them accordingly.

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Kyle Studstill is a regular contributor to PSFK.com. Kyle works as a consultant working at the New York office of PSFK. His background is in analysis, from the analysis of cultural and technological change, to analysis of consumer and human insight, to military intelligence analysis with the US Intelligence and Security Command. Kyle loves the future, much like O'Brien from Orwell's Nineteen Eighty-Four.

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