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Finger Reader – audio reading device for your finger!

By Bette Lee Crosby / July 10, 2014

Finger Reader – audio reading device for your finger!

eye-clip-art-ndc8MdoTeA BIT OF NEWS TOO GOOD NOT TO SHARE. Eyesight is a precious thing and sometimes you don’t even realize how precious it is until you’ve lost it. I know because I have very little forward vision in my left eye. So cheers for the genius or geniuses working on this latest innovation.

JULY 9, 2014 NEWSWIRE – DATELINE CAMBRIDGE, MASS.

Scientists at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology are developing an audio reading device to be worn on the index finger of people whose vision is impaired, giving them affordable and immediate access to printed words.

The so-called Finger-Reader, a prototype produced by a 3-D printer, fits like a ring on the user’s finger and is equipped with a small camera that scans text. A synthesesized voice reads words aloud quickly translating books, restaurant menus, and other materials necessary for daily living, especially away from home or office.

 

About the author

Bette Lee Crosby

USA Today Bestselling and Award-winning novelist Bette Lee Crosby's books are "Well-crafted storytelling populated by memorable characters caught up in equally memorable circumstances." - Midwest Book Review The Seattle Post Intelligencer says Crosby's writing is, "A quirky mix of Southern flair, serious thoughts about important things in life and madcap adventures." Samantha from Reader's Favorite raves, "Crosby writes the type of book you can't stop thinking about long after you put it down." "Storytelling is in my blood," Crosby laughingly admits, "My mom was not a writer, but she was a captivating storyteller, so I find myself using bits and pieces of her voice in most everything I write." It is the wit and wisdom of that Southern Mama Crosby brings to her works of fiction; the result is a delightful blend of humor, mystery and romance along with a cast of quirky charters who will steal your heart away. Her work was first recognized in 2006 when she received The National League of American Pen Women Award for a then unpublished manuscript. She has since gone on to win nineteen awards for her work; these include: TheRoyal Palm Literary Award, the FPA President's Book Award Gold Medal, Reader's Favorite Award Gold Medal, and the Reviewer's Choice Award.

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