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R-1 Mouse-Like Analog Radio

R-1 Mouse-Like Analog Radio

An analog radio is one of the most important products for blind people. Ilgu Cha from the Royal College of Art in London is an award winning designer who has developed the R-1 analog radio, which can be operated by ...

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Acoustic Maps to Aid the Blind

Acoustic Maps to Aid the Blind

Researchers at the University of Bristol in England have developed a new method to convert images from lasers and digital cameras into real-time, three dimensional acoustic maps that help the blind navigate around obstacles in their path. The images are ...

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SIAFU – Computer for the Blind

SIAFU – Computer for the Blind

Industrial designer Jonathan Lucas has developed a concept PC specially designed for blind people. Named after a blind ant found in West Africa and Congo, the Siafu PC utilizes a conceptual material called Magneclay to provide a digitally tactile interface. ...

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Helping the Blind See Electronic Images

Helping the Blind See Electronic Images

The U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has been developing (and licensing) two novel technologies that may help bring to the market affordable graphic reading systems for the blind and visually impaired. The two systems bring electronic images ...

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