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Snail! / device for blind person

Snail!
Snail!

Reading Braille is a time-consuming activity. Snail is an electronic Braille-to-voice converter that ‘reads’ and vocalises Braille instantly.
When the user rolls Snail’s pressure-sensitive touch pad across lines of Braille, the device creates a corresponding voice output. The vocal translation can be recorded. The concept allows users to feel the freedom and independence of ‘reading’ Braille easily and quickly, and of ‘replaying’ the text at any subsequent time or place. A Bluetooth earphone can be used to listen to the translation in noise-sensitive environments such as libraries.

University

Dong-Eui Institute of Technology

Dong-Eui Institute of Technology
Busanjin-Gu, Busan, South Korea

Design

Design Center Busan

Design Center Busan
Haeundae-gu, Busan, South Korea