This Little Camera Reads Text And Converts It Into Audio

FingerReader created by MIT researchers, Roy Shilkrot, Jochen Huber, Connie Liu, Suranga Nanayakkara, and Pattie Maes, is a wearable device that converts what the camera is reading, into audio. Not only can this gadget help the visually impaired, but it can also help those who are having difficulty, understanding a foreign word or phrase.


According to Fluid Interfaces; “Wearers scan a text line with their finger and receive an audio feedback of the words and a haptic feedback of the layout.” The devices algorithm also detects when the user’s finger is moving away from the line and aids it in maintaining a straight line.

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



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