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A wearable Text-Reading Device

FingerReader is a wearable device that assists in reading printed and digital text.

It was created by the Fluid Interfaces group from the MIT Media Lab.

This tool is both for visually impaired people, as well as an aid for language translation.

Users can scan a text line with their finger and receive an audio feedback of the words and indications about the layout of the text’s support: start and end of line, new line, and other cues.

Finger Reader is a prototype. A lot more work needs to happen to turn it into an easy to use, reliable product to be commercialized.

 

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