The Money Identifier Makes Blind Bill-Paying Descrete

 - Sep 8, 2011
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Added independence for the visually impaired is granted with this innovative Money Identifier. Matching the dimensions of a checkbook, this ingenious electronic device has been designed to scan bills and reproduce their monetary sums in tactile braille characters.

Part of the aluminum case has been filled with injection molded plastic that configures itself into raised dot patterns, but if you'd rather hear the amount uttered, the gadget is capable of that as well. Jacob Rynkiewicz's invention has a voice function that can be played in three volumes, with the lowest inaudible to anyone but the user with his ear to the device.

Cleverly, the Money Identifier can receive a software update via USB if the design of the paper notes should change. I would love to know how many different currencies you can store on this scanner.