This Device Translates Text To Braille in Real Time


Publication Title
The Smithsonian Magazine
Publication Date
May 8 2017
Creators/Contributors
Marion Harsh (contributor)
Paul Parravano (contributor)
Chen “Bonnie” Wang (contributor)
Chandani Doshi (contributor)
Grace Li (contributor)
Jessica Shi (contributor)
Charlene Xia (contributor)
Tania Yu (contributor)
Maya Wei-Haas (creator)
Persuasive Intent
Information
Description
On Valentine's Day last year a team of six women, all MIT engineering undergraduate, completed  their first iteration of a portable text converter for the blind. The team's latest version, which is about the size of a candy bar, can display six characters at a time and has a built-in camera. 
HCI Platform
Carryables
Location on Body
Hand
Source
http://www.smithsonianmag.com/innovation/device-translates-text-braille-real-time-180963171/

How to cite this entry
Maya Wei-Haas. (May 8 2017). "This Device Translates Text To Braille in Real Time". The Smithsonian Magazine. The Smithsonian Magazine. Fabric of Digital Life. http://fabricofdigitallife.com/index.php/Detail/objects/2049