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Oh, I see…

Designer Chueh Lee of Samsung China has designed what may be the worlds first camera for the blind, the “Touch Sight”… that’s right, a camera for the blind.  Chueh explains:

Touch Sight is a revolutionary digital camera designed for visually impaired people. Simple features make it easy to use, including a unique feature which records sound for three seconds after pressing the shutter button. The user can then use the sound as reference when reviewing and managing the photos. Touch Sight does not have an LCD but instead has a lightweight, flexible Braille display sheet which displays a 3D image by embossing the surface, allowing the user to touch their photo. The sound file and picture document combine to become a touchable photo that is saved in the device and can be uploaded to share with others–and downloaded to other Touch Sight cameras.

Learn more on the Yanko Design Blog.

As we recalibrate our senses, we might recall that it was on this date in 14 CE that Gaius Julius Caesar Octavianus Augustusthe Roman emperor Augustus– uttered his final words, a deathbed query to his friends:  “If I have played my part well, clap your hands, and dismiss me with applause from the stage” (Alternately translated: “Do you think I have played my part pretty well through the farce of life?”).


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August 19, 2008 at 1:01 am

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