Ready for Some Finger Reading? October 14, 2014 – Posted in: Books and Technology, Content, product design, Reading / Literacy – Tags: , ,

finger reader

The latest gem to be concocted in MIT’s Media Lab is the FingerReader. Billed as “a wearable interface for reading on the go,” the device:

is a tool both for visually impaired people that require help with accessing printed text, as well as an aid for language translation. Wearers scan a text line with their finger and receive an audio feedback of the words and a haptic feedback of the layout: start and end of line, new line, and other cues.

The FingerReader algorithm knows to detect and give feedback when the user veers away from the baseline of the text, and helps them maintain a straight scanning motion within the line.

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It’s too early to tell if the product will ever make it to market but clearly we have to keep these guys locked up in that lab so they keep churning out stuff like this. 

[vimeo width=”640″ height=”300″]http://vimeo.com/86912300[/vimeo]

More:
Let Your Finger Do The Reading With This Great Device From MIT Media Lab | Big Think

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