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---- PROTOTYPE --------- PURPOSE: To design a prototype of a haptic Braille device that translates ordinary text into Braille for individuals who are blind or have low vision. The Haptic Braille is a device similar to a computer mouse that translates ordinary text into Braille. It has a small digital camera on the bottom. The user skims the Haptic Braille over text, and the device uses optical character recognition (OCR) technology to convert the image of the text from the camera into text that is then converted into braille. The braille is displayed on a tactile braille display on the top of the device. The Haptic Braille is a 2010 Red Dot Concept Design winning entry by Samsung Art & Design Institute student. TITLE: Book Reading Made Haptic and Easy for the Blind. WEBSITE: Yanko Design. REF: http://www.yankodesign.com/2010/12/06/book-reading-made-haptic-and-easy-....
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