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FingerReader Ring Reads Books To The Blind

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FingerReader scans text and reads it out loud.

The FingerReader initiative from MIT provides visually impaired readers with a wearable ring that scans text and reads it out loud. Created by MIT Media Lab’s Fluid Interfaces Group, the small device features an on-board camera to be be worn on the index finger. As readers trace lines of text, the camera uses algorithms to process the information through a text-to-speech engine that recites the information. When the device deviates, the ring uses haptic technology to guide the reader back to the text. Similarly, a vibrating sensation occurs at the end of each line. See the working prototype in the video below.

FingerReader – Wearable Text-Reading Device from Fluid Interfaces on Vimeo.


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