BrailleTouch is an smartphone application developed by Georgia Tech’s researchers. It enables visually impaired people to write text messages simply by using six keys on the screen representing the Braille alphabet.
Why it matters
New technology such as Apple’s SIRI doesn’t replace such a device. One can easily imagine that people would prefer the discretion of such an application in public places. Which new device or app could give physically disabled people a broader access to daily life tasks?
Microsoft and researchers at the Carnegie Mellon University created the “Omnia Touch”. The product allows for any surface to become a multimedia instrument…even your hand!
matter(s) recently predicted the use of GPS as a branding tool, and now it’s here: women’s fashion retailer Oasis has launched a new shopping application for the iPhone. As well as GPS navigation to locate your nearest Oasis store, users receive daily product updates and click –to-buy functionality.