World’s First Camera for Blind People

By: | November 7th, 2019

Image courtesy Robotmanufacture

We are surrounded by the beauties of nature and this beauty is absolutely breathtaking! We can enjoy beautiful colors of sunrise, morning rain glistening on forest trees, snow-covered mountaintop peaks and lot more. Beauty around us belongs to all of us, but blind people are deprived of all these pleasures.

However things are going to change soon as Robot Manufacture, a fresh start-up recently presented ‘Blindtouch’, a revolutionary working prototype of a camera designed for visually impaired people. Designed especially for blind people, the device allows you to take a picture and then “see” it by touching it.

Not only this, in future company is planning to create an online platform for Blindtouch users to help them share and exchange their pictures.

Simple features make it easy to use, it consists of two devices:

  • Camera: It helps you take the pictures and it comes with a voice guidance that helps you in taking a better photo.
  • Base unit:  base unit is a device where one can display and touch the photos with the use of a three-dimensional pin matrix. 

Mastermind of the project, Piotr Cybulski, said, “I think that we should design mobile devices for people who are blind more often. I want the progress of technology to serve those who really need it,”

“I imagine that a blind person can take a photo of the Eiffel Tower by themselves and at the same time, they can “see” its outline by touching a pin matrix. We want people who are blind to experience beauty here and now.”

Nidhi Goyal

Nidhi is a gold medalist Post Graduate in Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences.

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