Visually impaired readers can soon read any printed text in books, magazines, business cards, and even texts on the Kindle, without using Braille.
The FingerReader, developed by a group of researchers from MIT, is a 3D-printed device attached with a small camera that recognizes and reads text for the user.
The device hopes to simulate an experience that is similar to “reading with the tip of your finger”. The FingerReader does this by scanning and reading chunks of text out loud in real-time as users trace over their text with the device fitted on their finger.
While the device may just be a prototype for now, we hope that it would soon launch in the market.
Watch the FingerReader in action in the video below.