Pulsing Braille Board Helps The Blind Feel Images On Screen [Video]

Pulsing Braille Board Helps The Blind Feel Images On Screen [Video]
technology

The Hamsa Touch uses electric impulses to let the visually impaired feel computer and mobile displays.

Yi Chen
  • 8 may 2014

We tend to take for granted the ease in which we interact with every piece of technology around us, from iPad touchscreens to the keyboards we rest our fingers on. Our technology system tends to rely on sight, as we watch an email grow longer as we type or scan through Google Images for the right picture. However, for the visually impaired, a technology system that focuses on visuals poses a huge problem. Researchers from the University of Electro-Communications in Japan have created a unique way for the blind and visually impaired to feel on screen displays from computers and mobile phones.

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