This cool device helps visually impaired people read printed books

Anand Murali September 2, 2016 1 min

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.


do_shortcode

Thank you for reading FactorDaily

We hope this story worked for you.

Our journalism is produced by some of the best brains in the story-telling business who believe that good stories have only one master: you, the reader. Bringing these stories to you, just so you know, costs us a pretty dime even as the context of disruption remains unchanged in the journalism business the world over.

If you like what you read here, consider supporting the FactorDaily journey. We don’t have a paywall because we believe access to good journalism must be free to all, especially when it is in public interest and informs citizens with independence and accuracy. Such stories should not be restricted to a few who can pay. You are free to support us with any amount you like. 

Please note that 18% of your contribution will be paid to government as GST, per Indian accounting rules.

Credit/Debit Card, Netbanking, UPI, Wallet
Credit/Debit Card, Netbanking, UPI, Wallet

FactorDaily is owned by SourceCode Media, which counts Blume Ventures among its investors. Blume Ventures is also an investor in Dunzo. None of FactorDaily’s investors have any influence on its reporting about India’s technology and startup ecosystem.