The Canadian Bank Note Reader is a voice output and vibrating paper money identifier designed for individuals who are blind or deaf-blind or who have low vision. The Canadian Bank Note Reader recognizes all Canadian bank notes currently in circulation and those expected to be in circulation over the next few years. Output modes that may be selected by the user include tone output, vibration, and speech in either French or English. There is a volume control for speech and tone announcements as we
---- PROTOTYPE --------- PURPOSE: To design a prototype of cane that only uses light and ultrasonic sensors to guide individuals who are blind or have low vision. The Eye Stick reinvents the traditional cane. It consists of just a handle that is comparable in size to a flashlight. The Eye Stick uses light rays and ultrasonic sensors to identify obstacles and determine distances to help individuals who are blind or have low vision to navigate their surroundings safely as they would with a cane. T
The Eye-Scan Low Vision is a voice output reading machine and video magnifier designed for individuals who are blind or have low vision. The Eye-Scan Low Vision scans text or numbers or numbers on paper placed on its flatbed scanner, reads the text using optical character recognition (OCR) technology, and speaks the text aloud. The unit starts reading the document within 10 to 12 seconds in a clear female or male voice. The volume is adjustable using a control wheel on the base of the unit. The
EyeNote is a voice output and vibrating money identification program designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This application image recognition technology and a device's integrated camera to recognize bank notes and communicate their value to the user either verbally or through audible pulses. All current circulating Federal Reserve notes (U.S. paper currency) from 1996 forward can be recognized by the app, including $1, $2, $5, $10, $20, $50, and $100 bills. In Spoken
---- PROTOTYPE --------- PURPOSE: To design a prototype device to assist individuals who are blind or have low vision to identify objects and read text. Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have developed a camera-equipped ring, EyeRing, that can identify objects and read text, transmitting the information to the user audibly. The EyeRing is a finger-worn device that the user points at an object, takes a photo, and hear voice feedback describing the object that the ring is f
The Franklin Money Identifier is a voice output paper money identifier designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This machine identifies a U.S. paper bill from any angle or position above the bill. The user holds the device approximately five inches above the bill, and it can identify all current and recent U.S. bills, up to $100. Verbal results are announced in either English or Spanish through the built-in speaker or earbuds. The device comes with earbuds, a lanyard, a
The iBill Talking Banknote Identifier is a voice output and vibrating paper money identifier designed for use by individuals who are blind or deaf blind or who have low vision. This device recognizes all U.S. bills in circulation with 99.9 percent accuracy. A female voice announces currency denominations in three different volumes. The device can also be set to deliver a pattern of beeps or vibration feedback to let hard of hearing users know what currency he or she is holding. Other features in
The knfbReader Mobile is a cell phone, optical character recognition device, and voice output reading machine designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. The user takes a photo of the text to be read with the built-in cell phone camera, and the text is read aloud. An automatic viewfinder tells the user whether the entire document is in the photo. While the text is being read, the device can display the text on the phone’s built-in screen and highlight each word as it is spo
---- PROTOTYPE --------- PURPOSE: To design a prototype of a modified white cane for users who are blind or have low vision. The Light Stick is a white cane and voice output reading machine and money identifier for individuals who are blind or have low vision. The Light Stick has an obstacle sensor at the end of the cane section to alert the user of obstacles ahead. The modular handgrip detaches from the cane, and it can serve as a voice output scanner that can read written text aloud to the use
The United States Treasury was careful to mint each coin with a unique size and edge. This way the value of each coin can be determined just by touch. Unfortunately, with paper money this is not the case. Before the iPhone, the visually impaired would have to rely on a sighted person to tell them the denomination of each paper bill, then they would employ a special fold or other tactile technique to remember. This is no longer necessary thanks to an application called LookTel Money Reader. Using
The Money Talks Money Identifier for the Blind, model 703550, is a voice ouput paper money identifier designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This handheld unit announces denominations of both old and new style U.S. currency, from $1 through $100, as well as identifying the front and back of the bills. To operate, the user presses a button to switch the unit on, slides the money into a slot on the front, and touches the button labelled "M." The denomination is announced
The Note Teller 2 is a portable voice output paper money identifier designed for individuals who are blind or have low vision. The Note Teller 2 reads U.S. paper currency from $1 to $100 in both the new and old bill formats in either English or Spanish. Note Teller 2 uses state-of-the-art optical sensing and imaging technology to scan and read in any orientation, turning itself on and off automatically as notes are read. It features adjustable volume and headphone jacks (headphone not included).
The OrCam is voice output navigation and orientation aid with voice input controls, optical character recognition (OCR) reading device, and voice output paper money identifier for people who are blind or have low vision and people with reading or memory disabilities. The OrCam consists of a small camera that can be attached to any standard pair of eyeglasses or sunglasses, a small but powerful computer that can be clipped to a belt or put into a pocket, and a bone conductive earpiece. The camera
The RAY is a cellular phone configured for use by people who are blind or have low vision. The RAY is a fully functional Huawei Vision smartphone with an Android operating system that has been modified to simplify navigation through the phone's functions and applications (apps) and to provide voice input for certain functions and apps as well as voice output for all screen content using text-to-speech technology. In addition to basic smartphone capabilities such as calling, text messaging, calen
Tel-Money is a voice output paper money identifier designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. It reads U.S. currency in denominations from 1 to 100 dollars. The user slides the currency into the money identifier, then presses a button, and the unit reads the bill's denomination. Features include volume control and an automatic shut-off switch. Instructions on audiotape are included. POWER: Uses one 9-volt battery (included). DIMENSIONS (HxLxW): 1.5 x 5 x 3 inches.