Blinded by the Price

A device to see without sight, adding distinguishable sound to objects that can’t be identified by sound. Dubbed “Info Jewelry” by designer Ryoji Takahashi, this ring and earpiece combo are used to scan products in stores. Once scanned with the ring, the signal is sent to the earpiece which conveys the product name and expiration date, where applicable. What other use could such a thing be? Perhaps many things could come of it!

Ko Yang’s intent is to add the joy of the fifth sense to the meal experience for blind people. I’ve seen similar scanners for book merchants who go to flea markets to scan for books that are worth the purchase.

I’d like one of these to tell comparable prices around the city!

That would be wild. And uneconomical!

Designer: Ryoji Takahashi