Fingertip Cameras May Help The Blind Read Without Braille
HandSight is a translation system that works for printed materials and digital screens alike
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.