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LookTel Money Reader app receives major update

10/11/2011, Remember the LookTel Money Reader app we talked about back in March? In case you forgot, Money Reader is an app that helps visually impaired folks to count their money with the aid of their iPhones. Using the camera on the phone, Money Reader can...

EYE 21 system lets the blind “see” through the use of sound

07/07/2011, It seems that there have been quite a lot of new technologies that are coming up directed at those who are visually impaired or blind, and that can only be a good thing! We had previously reported on a “virtual cane” that made use of sonar to help map...

“Virtual Cane” Lets The Visually Impaired Navigate Via Sonar

07/01/2011, A team affiliated with Israel’s Hebrew University, has developed a new device that would allow the blind and visually impaired to navigate their way by the use of “virtual canes”. The device makes use of sonar-like technology (much like...

Tactile Wrist-Watch Helps Those Visually Impaired To Tell The Time

06/21/2011, Jacob Rynkiewicz decided that perhaps it was time to start focusing on the basic needs of those who are visually impaired. Sure there are fancy gadgets and devices that allow those who are visually impaired to get along with their lives but perhaps one...

Kinect as a visually impaired radar

03/17/2011, The Human Computer Interaction (HCI) Group from the university of Konstanz has created Navigational Aids for the Visually Impaired (or NAVI), an application that uses Kinect’s perception of depth to guide visually impaired people in buildings. It...

LookTel Money Reader helps the visually impaired count their money

03/10/2011, A company called LookTel has come up with an app that will help visually impaired folks with their everyday lives. Called Money Reader, this app makes use of the iPhone’s camera to recognize any US bill held in front of the screen and announces in a...

Concept: Tactile Phone For The Visually Impaired

09/02/2010, It’s not always easy for the visually impaired to use mobile phones, but a designer has come up with a concept phone that might be able to solve the problem, dubbed the Tactile. The Tactile uses digital texture to allow the visually impaired to...

Concept: Aicomobile Phone For The Visually Impaired

08/04/2010, Mobile phones for the visually impaired are always harder to design, but a Russian designer has come up with the Aicomobile, which is a design that resembles a Rubik’s Cube, and offers Braille fonts and numbers so that the blind can use to...