A device called Handsight may help improve the reading experience for blind people
People who are blind or have low vision can look forward to improving their reading experience.
A new technology called Handsight has been developed by a group from the University of Maryland in the United States.
Handsight guides users as they move their hands along lines of text. The researchers initially wanted to make a glove so that people who are blind or have low vision could feel shapes and textures.
That later developed into a device that has been tested on more than 50 people.
The final goal is to enable access that one cannot get through touch to things like images and colors.
So for instance, a user can run his or her fingers across the text on a newspaper to get a sense of where there is a picture or captions.
A device that certainly holds out a lot of promise for everyone.
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