Book Reading Made Haptic And Easy For The Blind

The Haptic Braille is a mouse-like device that’s capable of translating ordinary text into braille on its surface. This means that the blind can read virtually anything the sighted can. The technology uses optical character recognition. Simply skim it over any text and wait for the haptic feedback. I like how you can pocket and carry it over to the library. Just imagine how many books literally become available at your fingertips. Splendid!

The Haptic Braille is a 2010 Red Dot Concept Design winning entry by Samsung Art & Design Institute student.

Designer: Baek Kil Hyun

23 Comments

  • Nicky1093 says:

    Really great concept for helping blind people read books!!

  • Nicky1093 says:

    Really great concept for helping blind people read books!!

  • yokotrix says:

    wow, amazing..

    I think it was the greatest invention this year..

    It will help blind people entire the world!!

    good job baek kil hyun!!!!

  • yokotrix says:

    wow, amazing..
    I think it was the greatest invention this year..
    It will help blind people entire the world!!
    good job baek kil hyun!!!!

  • Niebr says:

    absolutely awesome! a must have for any visually impaired person,

  • Niebr says:

    absolutely awesome! a must have for any visually impaired person,

  • johan says:

    good invention but with out some sort of guide for the actual device to properly move across the text. they would just end up reading nonsense.

  • johan says:

    good invention but with out some sort of guide for the actual device to properly move across the text. they would just end up reading nonsense.

  • Mark says:

    Johan is right of course. It's a wonderful idea, but inherently doomed to failure. It would be great if you could store 'e-books' on here but, so that they cold carry this round and 'read' while on the bus, or even at home. The titles could come up as braile, and they could skip titles, pause, slow/speed up rate etc etc. The battery life would be very long with no screen, and the memory capacity would be massive not having to worry about visual data

  • Mark says:

    Johan is right of course. It's a wonderful idea, but inherently doomed to failure. It would be great if you could store 'e-books' on here but, so that they cold carry this round and 'read' while on the bus, or even at home. The titles could come up as braile, and they could skip titles, pause, slow/speed up rate etc etc. The battery life would be very long with no screen, and the memory capacity would be massive not having to worry about visual data

  • Roman says:

    produced already?

  • Roman says:

    produced already?

  • Roman says:

    where? Web Site

  • Roman says:

    where? Web Site

  • ooh my god this good design and good idea

  • ooh my god this good design and good idea

  • Tassilyn says:

    That ingshit solves the problem. Thanks!

  • karl says:

    plz i need all and detail information about this product if anyone can help me plz send me a email to [email protected]

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