B-Touch cell phone with Braille touchscreen is an iPhone for the blind
Jun 17, 2009 13:43
Designer Zhenwei You's B-Touch cell phone would give blind users the same kind of multifunctional versatility that the iPhone enjoys. Instead of a glossy touchscreen, the B-Touch instead has a Braille interface that'll allow sightless navigation through the phones proposed features, including voice recognition and speech, a simple navigation system, and a scanner that can read text from a page as well as recognize objects.
As with the many other Braille-enabled devices we've seen, the B-Touch is sadly just a concept, but you have to wonder how far off this kind of technology really is. Check out more of the B-Touch in the gallery below, or see how it works in this video.
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