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?
This is now is a real-time platform that shows geolocalised images uploaded to Instagram by its users. It connects people through its photos and creates a continuously changing city story. You can see what’s happening right now in Los Angeles, New York, London, Paris, Sidney, Las Vegas, Sao Paulo, Stockholm, Tokyo and “around the world” at any given time.
3D is the current in-vogue technology and Vodafone has installed the first advertising canvas that shows a 3D video. The short film called Inside is being aired in Callao Square (Madrid) and you can see it with the 3D glasses provided. The objective is to communicate the advantages of using a Blackberry. The footage has been uploaded to the Internet where users can access the video at www.descubresuinterior.com.