This finger-mounted camera turns any book into an audiobook



Camera technology goes far beyond taking beautiful images. One such example is FingerReadar, a finger-mounted device developed by researchers at MIT’s Media Lab that enables the blind to read without the need for Braille.

Currently a prototype, the device relies on a small camera, dedicated sensors, character recognition software and complicated algorithms to read allowed words that are printed on a page or displayed on a digital reading device, such as a Kindle.

In speaking to CNET, Roy Shilkrot,…

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via Imaging Resource News Page


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