Finger Computer Reads Books Aloud For Visually Impaired


The MIT Media Lab’s Fluid Interfaces Group noticed that some visually impaired citizens would like to read, so they invented the FingerReader. This device is said to be,”a wearable device that assists in reading printed text.” This device allows any person who is visually impaired to listen to a robotic device that will read to them, which could make braille a thing of the past.

This device has been called ”a tool both for visually impaired people that require help with accessing printed text, as well as an aid for language translation.” All users have to do is slip it onto their reading finger and slide it across the words. “I wouldn’t use this if i was blind, but this is pretty cool,” says Shohei Hada, an 8th grader at Kraemer Middle School.

This device may be the future when it comes to reading and could change the way the visually impaired read and learn.