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23 Sightless Tech Concepts

From Blind Grocery Guides to Braille Mobile Phones

— August 15, 2011 — Lifestyle
Even though I have 20/20 vision, I am still super excited by all of these sightless tech concepts. Designers have been hard at work redesigning tech like cellphones and e-readers to be more blind-friendly.

Many of these sightless tech concepts are simply designed to make life safer for the blind. Nowadays the blind are incredibly independent, but trips around a foreign city or through a crowded mall can still be a difficulty. Designers have been hard at work dreaming up gadgets and maps designed to guide the blind through the ever-crazier urban jungle.

If you are interested in seeing what the future of technology holds for those without sight, then check out all of these sightless tech concepts.
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Sightless Expedition Aids
Sightless Expedition Aids
The Peepo Explorer Helps Guide the Blind Through the Urban Jungle
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Blind Grocery Guides
Blind Grocery Guides
The Love Card from Shen Ming Makes Sightless Grocery Shopping Easier
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Braille-Converting Gadgets
Braille-Converting Gadgets
The Readot Device Deepens Tech Experience for the Visually Impaired
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Sightless Tablet Translators
Sightless Tablet Translators
The Omnifer iPad Accessory Converts Onscreen Text into Braille
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18
Braille Laptops
Braille Laptops
The Braille Sense Plus QWERTY Notetaker and MP3 Player
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Blind-Friendly Shopping Aids
Blind-Friendly Shopping Aids
The Braille Credit Card is for Sightless Shopaholics
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PDA For The Blind
PDA For The Blind
GW Micro VoiceSense
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15
Braille Mobile Phones
Braille Mobile Phones
The Voim Smartphone is Designed for the Visually Impaired
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Fingertip Reading Scanners
Fingertip Reading Scanners
The Haptic Braille Reads Text for the Visually Impaired
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Phones for the Disabled
Phones for the Disabled
Braille and Surface Scanner Cell Phones
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Blind-Friendly Phones
Blind-Friendly Phones
The LG Loop by Andres Parada Caters to the Visually Impaired
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InnovativeTalking Sticks
InnovativeTalking Sticks
Sungjun Cha's 'Stick Talk' Helps the Hearing & Visually Impaired
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Braille Book Readers
Braille Book Readers
The Haptic Reader Concept Brings Basic Books to Life for the Visually Impaire
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Braille Mobile Phones
Braille Mobile Phones
Zhenwei You's 'B-Touchphone' Gives Technological Sight to the Blind
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3D Braille Maps
3D Braille Maps
The Brainovi Navigates Blind People in the Right Direction
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Braille Mobile Phones
Braille Mobile Phones
Seonkeun Park Creates a Mobile for the Visually Impaired
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Braille Mobiles
Braille Mobiles
The Universal Phone Designed for the Blind
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Braille Cell Phones
Braille Cell Phones
The Tactile Phone Uses Electronic Pulses to Simulate Braille Symbols
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Camera for the Blind
Camera for the Blind
Touch Sight
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Transmuting Multimedia Gloves
Transmuting Multimedia Gloves
The 'Panopticon' Device Will Read to You Aloud
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Cell Phones for the Blind
Cell Phones for the Blind
Nokia knfbReader Mobile
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Braille City Maps
Braille City Maps
The DROP GPS Device Encourages You to Follow Blindly
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