Just yesterday we reported on the NewsFlash, a technology by the MIT Media Lab that basically allows the user to use their smartphone’s camera to retrieve information from a display that cannot be seen by the human eye. The folks over at MIT definitely have more up their sleeves and thanks to the folks at Engadget, they have stumbled across one more piece of technology dubbed the EyeRing.
As you might have surmised from the photo above, the EyeRing is a camera that can be wore around the finger. It was created to help the visually impaired “read” words that they might have otherwise find difficult or impossible to read. It will also be able to help children learn to read as all the child would have to do is direct the EyeRing to a set of words on a page, capture it with the device and it will be read back to them via a Bluetooth device, i.e. smartphones or tablets.
On top of that we can picture the EyeRing having some espionage capabilities where photos or images captured by the device can be immediately sent to a smartphone or tablet which can then be uploaded onto social networking websites or onto a private server. Unfortunately according to Engadget, the EyeRing appeared to be rather buggy during its demonstration. However it is a pretty good idea and we guess it’s only a matter of time before the kinks have been ironed out.