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42 Tech Innovations for the Blind

From Blind-Aiding Radar to Braille Book Readers

— September 2, 2010 — Tech
As the world becomes more and more technologically advanced, we must think about how to adapt this ever-evolving situation to suit the needs of the disabled.

These tech innovations for the blind show that companies, scientists and more are continuously thinking of the welfare of the blind. From tweaked laptops to tweaked phones, it's guaranteed that the sightless will not suffer setbacks in these technological times.
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Brail-Inspired Texting
Brail-Inspired Texting
The 'Tactile Texting' Utensil Helps the Blind Type on Their Cell Phones
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41
Sightless Drivers
Sightless Drivers
Virginia Tech Students Fix Up a Buggy to be Operated by the Blind
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40
Blind-Aiding Radar
Blind-Aiding Radar
New Radar Systems for the Blind Could Help Them to 'See'
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39
Blind Cameras
Blind Cameras
Sascha Pohflepp's 'Buttons' Camera Doesn't Take Pictures, Just Sees Them
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38
Humans as Bats
Humans as Bats
CASBliP Aids the Blind By Using a Sound Map
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37
Microsoft Targets Blind
Microsoft Targets Blind
Word Docs Translated to Audio With Daisy
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36
Braille Measuring Devices
Braille Measuring Devices
The Tikk-Tekk Rainbow is Designed for the Blind
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35
Braille Laptops
Braille Laptops
The Braille Sense Plus QWERTY Notetaker and MP3 Player
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34
Converting Color into Sound
Converting Color into Sound
Bright-F Helps Color-Blind
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33
Bat-Inspired Eyewear
Bat-Inspired Eyewear
'WuFu' Glasses Use Ultrasonic Waves to Create Tactile Images for the Blind
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32
PDA For The Blind
PDA For The Blind
GW Micro VoiceSense
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31
Literary Braille Translators
Literary Braille Translators
The Brailect Device is No Work of Fiction
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30
Visuals for the Blind
Visuals for the Blind
Brain Port Becomes Commercially Available Soon
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29
Phones for the Disabled
Phones for the Disabled
Braille and Surface Scanner Cell Phones
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28
Blind-Friendly Phones
Blind-Friendly Phones
The LG Loop by Andres Parada Caters to the Visually Impaired
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27
Timepieces for the Visually-Impaired
Timepieces for the Visually-Impaired
This OOSH Braille Watch Features a Voice-Activated Sensor
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26
Implant Restores Sight to the Blind
Implant Restores Sight to the Blind
Artificial Cornea
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25
Braille Book Readers
Braille Book Readers
The Haptic Reader Concept Brings Basic Books to Life for the Visually Impaire
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24
Magnetized Liquid PC Adapts to Special Needs
Magnetized Liquid PC Adapts to Special Needs
Siafu Morphs Surface
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23
Handheld Directional Aids
Handheld Directional Aids
'Touch & Go' by Natalia Ponomareva Gives the Blind Sight Beyond Sight
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22
Embossed Labels
Embossed Labels
The Braille Printer Helps Visually Challenged Identify Items
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21
Braille Mobile Phones
Braille Mobile Phones
Zhenwei You's 'B-Touchphone' Gives Technological Sight to the Blind
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20
Labelmakers for the Blind
Labelmakers for the Blind
The 6dot Braille Labeler Makes Finding Things Simple Sans Sight
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19
Braille Mobile Phones
Braille Mobile Phones
Seonkeun Park Creates a Mobile for the Visually Impaired
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18
Tech Replaces Seeing Eye Dogs
Tech Replaces Seeing Eye Dogs
Mygo Cane
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17
Multifunctional Translators
Multifunctional Translators
SVLT Helps the Blind and Deaf Communicate
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16
Braille Mobiles
Braille Mobiles
The Universal Phone Designed for the Blind
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15
Braille E-Books
Braille E-Books
The Perfect Gadget for Visually-Impaired Readers
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14
Tactile Wand is the New Blind Stick
Tactile Wand is the New Blind Stick
The Cand Gets Wiimoted
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13
Braille Health Monitors
Braille Health Monitors
The Blood Pressure Monitor for the Blind is a Useful Invention
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12
Camera for the Blind
Camera for the Blind
Touch Sight
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11
Braille Timepieces
Braille Timepieces
'Tact' from Julien Bergignat Lets the Blind Feel the Time
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10
Cell Phones for the Blind
Cell Phones for the Blind
Nokia knfbReader Mobile
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9
Braille Watches
Braille Watches
‘Feel the Time' Lets You Tell Time by Touch
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8
Braille Label Makers
Braille Label Makers
Innovative Design Creates Stickers for Visually Impaired
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7
Bionic Eye Restores Sight to the Blind
Bionic Eye Restores Sight to the Blind
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6
Blind Time Tellers
Blind Time Tellers
The Braille Wristwatch Makes Telling Time Simpler and Intuitive
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5
Future Tech Predictions
Future Tech Predictions
Laptops in 2015
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4
Text-to-Voice Wands
Text-to-Voice Wands
'Voice Stick' Facilitates the Blind, the Elderly and the Lazy
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3
Braille City Maps
Braille City Maps
The DROP GPS Device Encourages You to Follow Blindly
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2
RFID Walking Sticks
RFID Walking Sticks
Visionplus Provides Navigation Help for the Visually Impaired
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1
Braille Watches
Braille Watches
The X-Watch
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