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'Seeing-Eye' ring helps blind read with finger

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July 8, 2014
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The prototype FingerReader is essentially a ring a user wears on their index finger. It has a small camera that scans the text. It also has vibration motors and other cues to help users read in a straight line. (July 8) Video provided by AP


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"vOICe" Helps the Blind 'See' With Their Ears

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Reuters (Oct. 14, 2013) — Researchers at the University of Bath in England have developed a technology that transforms images of objects into sounds for the blind. They say their device, called the vOICe system, offers an effective, non-invasive solution to help the blind navigate their environment. Jim Drury went to see it first hand.
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A Ring That Reads Text for the Blind

A Ring That Reads Text for the Blind

Reuters - Innovations Video Online (Aug. 25, 2014) — A new device ring-like device developed by researchers in the United States and Singapore called the "FingerReader" reads printed text out loud with a synthesized voice, giving the visually impaired the ability to quickly access and read information around them. Sharon Reich reports. Video provided by Reuters
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Bionic Eye Breakthrough: Helping the Blind to See

Bionic Eye Breakthrough: Helping the Blind to See

Ivanhoe (Feb. 26, 2014) — It may sound like science fiction, but for the first time, surgeons are implanting a bionic eye vice that’s giving some blind patients the gift of sight. Video provided by Ivanhoe
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