Experimental Finger Device Reads Print

In this Thursday, June 26, 2014 photo, a model wears a FingerReader ring at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology's Media Lab in Cambridge, Mass. Researchers designed and developed the instrument, which enables people with visual disabilities to read text printed on paper or electronic devices. (AP Photo Stephan Savoia)
In this Thursday, June 26, 2014 photo, a model wears a FingerReader ring at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Media Lab in Cambridge, Mass. Researchers designed and developed the instrument, which enables people with visual disabilities to read text printed on paper or electronic devices. (AP Photo Stephan Savoia)

 

This is a prototype from MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)reposted from the Boston Herald.  The photo shows an index finger with a ring on the first joint with a maybe one inch square device sticking up from the ring. It seems to be a miniature OCR (optical character recognitions device). Oh! the ease, speed not to mention joy of reading prices, phone numbers and receipts with a fingertip from paper or from a screen.

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