Portable Braille Translator Allows The Blind To Read Any Printed Text

Portable Braille Translator Allows The Blind To Read Any Printed Text
Design

A haptic interactive device that helps visually impaired to read any newspaper, book or magazine.

Naresh Kumar
  • 9 december 2010

One of the winning entries at the 2010 Red Dot Concept Design is the “Haptic Braille” by Baek Kil Hyun. The mouse-shaped device scans any text, identifies the characters using optical character recognition technology and converts them into Braille on its surface, enabling the visually impaired to read any printed material, without waiting for its Braille edition to be published.

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