iSense: to allow the blind to use iPad

iSense is a device enabling the blind to use a tablet iPad to be more precise. This is actually a transparent filter whose outer surface produces Braille characters palpable. This filter is equipped with sensors that react to light. All text and various touch controls on the shelf are then converted into Braille. A blind person can then use his iPad fairly simple. The filter does not cover the single button Apple tablet. iSense was designed by Kristina Tham Sterner and Johan Ollas, students of Berghs School of Communication in Stockholm.

Presented at the Future Lions Competition 2011, iSense is not yet feasible with current technology. It may be that the touch pads are no longer up to date well before a possible realization of this concept, the idea still remains interesting.

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