Fingertip Cameras May Help The Blind Read Without Braille

Fingertip Cameras May Help The Blind Read Without Braille
Technology

HandSight is a translation system that works for printed materials and digital screens alike

Leo Lutero
  • 15 november 2016

With HandSight, the blind may now read printed matter without worrying about having to translate to Braille.

The system works through a tiny camera mounted on the user’s finger. As the user traces their fingers across the lines of a book, the camera captures the printed words. A computer then turns these words into speech which is fed into the wearer’s ears.

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