Thimble Finger Glove Brings Visually Impaired into Tech Age

By: Meghan Young - Published: Dec 24, 2010 • References: dvice &
As the world becomes more technologically advanced, some imparired individuals are being left behind--but with the Thimble Finger Glove, it won't be those that are visually impaired. Although just a concept right now, it is an innovative gadget that translates touchscreen information into braille at the touch of a gloved finger.

Designed by Erik Hedberg and Zack Bennet, the Thimble Finger Glove slips on the index finger. Embedded with an optical scanner, it translates text into braille messages. It also acts as GPS sensor to confirm their current location. Stats for Blind Touchscreen Gadgets Trending: Older & Chilly
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