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    Submission Open 01.01.2017
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    Submission Closed 15.07.2017
  • We are here
    Selected Projects Announced 28.09.2017
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    Global Grad Show 13.10.2017
Submission Open 01.01.2017
WE ARE HERE Submission Closed 15.07.2017
14-18 November 2017 13.10.2017
Global Grad Show 13.10.2017

The University of Auckland

WEBSITE

www.auckland.ac.nz

FingerReader

FingerReader is a wearable device that reads printed text out loud, giving the visually impaired the ability to access information anywhere.

The system is based on a small camera that the user directs toward a text. FingerReader scans the text and provides feedback — either through touch or sound — that guides the user’s finger along a line of words, while computer vision algorithms generate the corresponding audio in real time. The effect is a kind of translation, in which whatever the user’s finger ‘sees’ is instantaneously rendered into sound.

The University of Auckland

WEBSITE

www.auckland.ac.nz

FingerReader

FingerReader is a wearable device that reads printed text out loud, giving the visually impaired the ability to access information anywhere.

The system is based on a small camera that the user directs toward a text. FingerReader scans the text and provides feedback — either through touch or sound — that guides the user’s finger along a line of words, while computer vision algorithms generate the corresponding audio in real time. The effect is a kind of translation, in which whatever the user’s finger ‘sees’ is instantaneously rendered into sound.

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