The Haptic Reader Concept Brings Basic Books to Life for the Visually Impaire

By: Rachel Bowman - Published: Aug 10, 2009 • References: tuvie and gizmowatch
The Haptic Reader concept is an interesting take on book translation for the blind. Instead of reading the text aloud, the scanner-like device is placed over the pages of a book and converts the text to braille, so that the reader can scan over the pages.

The Haptic Reader concept is another smart innovation for the blind. While this design is slightly bulky given it seems like a scanner, it still looks like a good idea.