We have launched our mobile app, get it now. Call : 9354229384, 9354252518, 9999830584.  

News in Short

Filter By Date

Filter By Date

IIT-M students design device for typing in Braille language

Date: 27 November 2020 Tags: Miscellaneous
  • Students from the Indian Institute of Technology - Madras have come together to develop a handy device for the visually impaired.
  • The assistive device fits into the port of a smartphone and helps them to type, learn and read braille content. It also allows them to self-navigate through space and recognise people and objects.
  • The students improvised on an existing product that allows the visually impaired to read PDF files on their phone. But it is a cumbersome exercise as the reader must carry a separate device.
  • The team came up with Cube, a compact device that fits into the smartphone’s charging port or earphone jack. It has four refreshable braille cells (24 dots) on one side and a camera on the other.