Haptic Braille, the portable device for reading books

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Haptic Braille is a small mouse-like device designed by Baek Kil Hyun. Winner of the prestigious Red Dot Design Award in 2010, Haptic Braille allows you to scan any kind of printed material, recognize the characters through OCR (Optical Character Recognition) and translate the words of the text in Braille readable directly on the surface of the device. This device … Read More

DROP | GPS for blind

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Drop GPS for blind

DROP is a device for blind people, that helps them move around the city. It transfers normal map into a touchable map so that blind people can navigate around the city on their own. DROP is using both GPS and Tactile Display technology (3d dots that can grow because of current flow), and works together with a blind cane. This … Read More

Tooteko, art to touch

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Imagine yourself for the first time in front of the Duomo in Milan, assume that someone at some point asks you to close your eyes and imagine what you have just seen a few moments before. You may remember the color of the marble of Candoglia, the Golden Madonnina on the main spire and the incredible and impressive number of … Read More

Be My Eyes, a social app that helps blind people

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BeMyEyes

“Be My Eyes” is an application created by the Danish developer Hans Jørgen Wiberg which aims to help blind people in small everyday gestures. Everything works very simply: when a person is in trouble and needs help, they can ask through the app, and they will be helped by a normally sighted person drawn randomly among members. When the call … Read More

Tact', the Braille watch

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Tact, braille watch

Julien Bergignat is a French designer with a strong passion for watches. For him design is an everyday quest, that’s why his professional experiences allows him to explore different design fields such as industrial products, limited edition, high end as much as mass market objects, scenography and packaging design. Some years ago Julien created “Tact’” an innovative watch designed to … Read More