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Space Age Book Readers

The 'Help Readers' Device Will Dictate Your Book to You

— June 9, 2010 — Art & Design
The 'Help Readers' device by Qu Xinbo is a portable gadget that easily scans the text you are reading and, well, does the reading for you.

Small and compact, the Help Readers device actually dictates the book to you, which is perfect for the aging boomer generation, who may love to read but are realizing that their vision just isn't what it used to be. No longer does one have to strain through their reading glasses when this baby can do all the hard work for you!
Trend Themes
1. Voice-activated Book Readers - As consumers prioritize convenience and accessibility in reading materials, there is a disruptive innovation opportunity in developing voice-activated book reader devices.
2. Assistive Technology - The rise of Help Reader devices presents a trend toward the development of further assistive technologies for elder and disabled populations, offering opportunities for innovation in accessible products.
3. Smart Reading Devices - Incorporating AI technology into personal reading devices can create a more intuitive and personalized reading experience, and may present a disruptive innovation opportunity for the reading industry.
Industry Implications
1. Technology - Developing and promoting the use of assistive technology devices can lead to new market opportunities, especially for the elder and disabled populations.
2. Publishing - Voice-activated book readers can expand the reach of books and literature, opening up new markets and reading experiences for publishers.
3. Accessibility - The trend towards accessible design in products, especially for elder and disabled populations, presents opportunities for innovation in industries such as assistive technology and healthcare.
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