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Thimble Finger Glove a Boon for the Visually Impaired

by Dr. Trupti Shirole on  December 30, 2010 at 6:46 PM Medical Gadgets   - G J E 4
A bluetooth finger-glove called 'Thimble' is all set to help the visually impaired. This was designed by Erik Hedberg and Zack Bennet.
 Thimble Finger Glove a Boon for the Visually Impaired
Thimble Finger Glove a Boon for the Visually Impaired
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This new gadget works as a Braille when hooked up to your smartphone. All kinds of messages can be conveyed to the user by pulsing braille shapes on fingertips via an 'electro tactile grid array'.

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This invention will also allow multimedia access. It also has a camera that can scan words and transcribe them into Braille. This feature comes along with a microphone. Thus the user can ask the location and the phone will provide the information via GPS and the user can read it with the help of the Thimble.

Source: Medindia
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