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BraillePadScan / Braille Scanner

BraillePadScan
BraillePadScan

iF concept design award 2011

iF concept design award 2011

The Braille Pad scanner introduces the next generation of Braille pads; it is able to scan texts and images and then convert them into Braille immediately. Put the pad on a paper and the Braille Pad scanner starts to scan the texts or images. It recognizes the materials with embedded Edge Detection technology and converts them into the corresponding Braille characters. The Braille words are displayed by magnetic dots on the pad. The Braille Pad scanner is available in two types: the tablet-sized and the card-sized version. This new development enables blind people to experience and discover more about the world around them than ever before.

University

Royal College of Art

Royal College of Art
Innovation Design Engineering
London, United Kingdom

Design

Ho-Tzu (River) Cheng

Ho-Tzu (River) Cheng
London, United Kingdom

Ho-Tzu (River) Cheng, Wanyu (Olive) Lee