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!
Phone operator Telefonica has invented a special sim card that gives your laptop Wi-Fi access. A wireless modem is built into this sim card, providing a high speed internet connection anytime, anywhere.