For The Blind Who Don’t Know Braille

You are lucky my friend that you can read this post. Being sight-impaired is not a situation you want to be in. It gets even more complicated if you are blind and can’t even read Braille. Luckily there is some though process being invested in the Braille Interpreter, a single-finger glove that features a tactile sensor, a Bluetooth headphone and interpreting software.

The index finger portion of the glove hosts the said tactile sensor. Skim it over the Braille surface and it sends a feed to the main device housed on the back of the glove. Over here the feeds are interpreted and beamed to the headphone via Bluetooth as voice data.

Skim-Interpret-Hear Voice; nifty enough solution for those who can’t cope with Braille.

Designer: Hyung Jin Lim


  • josmary says:

    De mucha utilidad, mas aun para esas personas adultas que han perdido la visión por causa de la diabetes y su sensibilidad en los dedos no les permite el leer por medio del sistema braille….
    se debe dejar el pesimismo, se acabo la bateria,se compra otra…
    Pero lo mas importante… su costo. Cuanto seria?

  • South_44 says:

    A fantastic concept!
    This is a surefire way to get someone back on thier feet after loosing thier sight midway through life. I think its a brilliant idea. I have to admit that the rare nature of completely brail doccuments does create questions however I feel that a device like this is a lifeline to allow people who have lost thier sight to continue learning and reading.

  • Matt says:

    This is an interesting concept…but begs the question why not just use audio books, then?

    Kind of the over thought solution to a pretty simple problem that already has a more elegant solution.

    I really like the look of the design though. Really slick.

    • Teresa says:

      This would be fantastic for magazines, personal letters, and printing websites off with a braille printer to read later. It could read braille labels (for those who don’t know, you can make them on a hard tape) so you could tell what is in your cereal box or which pill bottle you’re opening (tylenol? nasal medicine?). Also, there are many public places with braille (atm machines, bathrooms, door numbers). …It seems like it’d be incredibly hard to program, though, given that it’s not a simple b = b, it could be b = but, c = can, and the many abbreviations (rcv = receive and others). Great idea, though.

  • RichieB says:

    Surely an audiobook is a cheaper and better alternative to this? They have overcomplicated something which can be done with an mp3 player and headphones.

  • 이선영 says:

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    이선영이라고 합니다.
    위의 상품이 현재 상품화되어있는지 궁금합니다.
    답변 부탁드립니다.

  • nn says:

    good idea this interpriter
    but I agree with this comment from Gunnar Tveiten.
    so if the ability of the device is extented to recognize both normal and Braille ,and why not other types of languages,it would become more perfect.
    I am thinkinking of other idea for a country contest about making writing and reading easier for blind deaf people.

  • nn says:

    thanks for sharing ideas

  • nn says:

    but every text can not be found in audio.

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  • g says:

    what about using it to learn braille? didnt think of that did you?

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