How To Read A Non-Braille Book

You’re blind, I mean sight impaired and the situation is that you wanna read Harry Potter but the Braille version is not available. So you pop out the “Haptic Reader”, place it on the front page, and allow it to scan the contents. Almost magically all the letters get converted to Braille, which dot the surface of the reader. Want more magic? Turn on the voice system, to hear the story instead.

Designers: David Lee, Yuna Kim & Hansub Lee

Haptic Reader For The Blind by David Lee, Yuna Kim & Hansub Lee

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14 Comments

  • Gavalari says:

    well, a page in braille alphabet might need much more space than its regular version but I’m not sure, can anyone enlighten me?

    btw, why not integrate a memory card and make it an e-book reader? it can convert the letters of pdf or txt file into braille?

  • fredone says:

    yes it’s taking more space, but they placed scroll button to resolve this probleme.

    but there is an other problem, that a braille surface doesn’t exist !

    • Jens Maynard-Dean says:

      The brail surface would made out of raising and lowering little dots that are easily controlled using small electrical signals. They could be along the whole surface so that the letters could be shown i any place on the page, kinda like an LCD display that is infinately versitile. Those are my thoughts, but Id like to hear other poeples ideas on the dilemma. It wouls be a physically displaying very low "pixal resolution" screen that can be felt, but not needed to be seen. And by pixal, I mean the individual raising dots…. Cheers!

    • Jens Maynard-Dean says:

      The brail surface would made out of raising and lowering little dots that are easily controlled using small electrical signals. They could be along the whole surface so that the letters could be shown i any place on the page, kinda like an LCD display that is infinately versitile. Those are my thoughts, but Id like to hear other poeples ideas on the dilemma. It wouls be a physically displaying very low “pixal resolution” screen that can be felt, but not needed to be seen. And by pixal, I mean the individual raising dots…. Cheers!

  • I am interested in the Haptic reader and the Braille Interpreter. Are they for sale? Where? Cost?

  • Tadashe says:

    STOP ALL THAT DAMN COMPLAINING!!

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