Saturday, January 01, 2011

Smartphone for the visually impaired

VOIM is the brand for the a Smartphone intended to be used by people who are visually impaired. Using the special camera embedded in the Smartphone enables the person using it to identify the object. The information is then shared by translating it into Braille. The visually impaired person can then read it by touch and listening to it. There is a connection for an earpiece that can be used, enabling privacy.

This device can be worn around the neck, using a strap. This helps the visually impaired person to view obstacles ahead of them, in their path. This device will prove to be very practical. It will also increase the safety of the person using it, as well as their level of independence.

This is another great technological tool that can be used by visually impaired people. Here is a link where you can view this device.

Smartphone VOIM


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