A group of makers at Bengaluru makerspace Hacklab has developed a device to help blind and visually impaired individuals read better.
The device, called AAMI, can identify words using its camera and reads out the text to the user. The device provides haptic feedback and audio tones to alert the user about line position and ending.
Features like dictionary meaning and translation have already been built into the device and the team plan to add more feature to the device in the coming day.
Currently the device is undergoing testing and the team plans to launch a crowdfunding campaign to make it commercially available in under $200.
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