The first camera for blind people

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2C3D is a camera that enables the blinds to see. The camera, is a development and design of a tactile camera concept for the vision impaired. The camera creates 3D photos and videos and has a 3D screen. The screen, inspired by “Pin Toy,” is built by numerous 3D pixels that shift depending on the photo to forms the 3D shot on the screen surface (giving the term “touch screen” a new and more literal interpretation).

The user can touch the screen while photographing and feel what the camera is seeing, in real time. When the users like what they feels, they can click and save the photo. The saved 3D file can be felt again later. The 2C3D performs as a camera for blind and as physical-digital photo album.

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FingerReader enables visually impaired to read any printed or digital book

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FingerReader

Louis Braille, in 1829, developed a tactile system that would allow those with vision impairment to read books. Braille uses a series of raised dots and the finger trails over a line of braille text and the reader interprets it, much like we do with standard letters of the alphabet that form words. Braille, however, does require some training to understand, and even now, most books, magazines, and newspapers are unavailable in braille format. MIT researchers have changed that problem with a new piece of wearable technology that reads books out loud to those with vision problems. (Video)

 

 

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11 amazing whiz kid inventors

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You probably think  kids are only good at inventing excuses to avoid chores, but think again. These teens and tweens are the minds behind some revolutionary products from household staples, Philo Farnsworth’s electronic television to cool niche novelties magnetic locker wallpaper to an entire method of communicating braille.

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Braille Cell Phone

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Now if only they could perfect the Braille displays

The Braille Concept Phone was developed by Korean designer Seonkeun Park to address the needs of visually impaired geeks who want in on the iPhone-like touchscreen action. When powered up the smooth surface of the phone displays a series of Braille characters to assist the user, and when the phone powers off the surface once again becomes smooth, featureless part of the phone’s shell.
Park imagines that the phone would use something called EAP (Electric Active Plastic) to achieve the tactile results. If Park, a former winner of the prestigious Red Dot Design Award, continues to come up with brilliant concept designs like this, Mr. Jobs and Mr. Ive over at Apple may soon have to invite him into the fold.

The Braille Concept Phone was developed by Korean designer Seonkeun Park to address the needs of visually impaired geeks who want in on the iPhone-like touchscreen action. When powered up the smooth surface of the phone displays a series of Braille characters to assist the user, and when the phone powers off the surface once again becomes smooth, featureless part of the phone’s shell.

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Universal Phone For Blind And Sighted People

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The Universal Phone from designer Seunghan Song

The Universal Phone is designed for both blind and sighted people. How? Thousands of micro pins dynamically raise and lower forming a tactile surface for all to get touchy with. Sighted people get the elusive tactile feedback they’re missing with ordinary touch-screens and blind people get a whole new interface made of braille.

 

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B&D Messenger Helps Blind Communicate Via SMS

B&D Messenger Helps Blind Communicate Via SMS 

The B&D messenger, designed by Okada Noriaki, bills itself as a way for both blind and deaf people to communicate via text message. Though there are several Braille phone products already in the market, Noriaki device is much smaller in size and pretty inexpensive. On one side of the gadget is twelve points that rise and fall in braille lettering; on the other side is a small LCD screen and a regular numerical touch pad. Users must connect the B&D messenger to a computer for it to receive and translate texts.

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Lazarus Wine – Braille Bottles

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 You not only have to judge a wine by how it smells and tastes, but also how it feels

Product labels are an essential part of the whole marketing exercise. Not only do they communicate vital information about the stored item but also help in branding efforts for a company. However, these labels are lost on the blind for obvious reasons.

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