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Using a pneumatic model, a research team has created a cheaper alternative to full-page braille tablets

A team at Michigan University wants to change the way that blind individuals interact with technology through a new concept for a Braille e-reader. Professor Sile O’Modhrain, associate professor Brent Gillespie, and Ph.D. candidate Alexander Russomanno are working together to form a braille e-reader that functions using a pneumatic system.


Currently, individuals with visual impairment can use a number of tools such as the HumanWare Braillant display which is compatible with computers as well as mobile devices.

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