31 Results for

sight-impaired

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For the sight-impaired, a phone that talks back

Concept is developed to identify functions when buttons are pressed.

By July 11, 2008

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'Eyes-Free Yoga' turns Kinect into teacher for the blind

"Exergame" aims to turn yoga into an activity the sight-impaired can enjoy more easily by tracking their motions and offering verbal cues on how to strike poses correctly.

By October 19, 2013

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'Life': A comic book for the blind

A design student creates a graphic novel for the sight-impaired that tells a simple story through touch.

By June 3, 2013

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How do you watch a movie if you can't see? Blind people answer

Movie visuals aren't as important as you think, at least according to these blind people who say films are for everyone.

By May 30, 2014

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Design your own 3D-printed braille phone

As we begin to scratch the surface of 3D-printing tech, OwnFone is ahead of the pack with its braille mobile phone.

By May 29, 2014

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Smart glasses for the blind and mosquito tracker compete for Google backing

Ten contenders enter the Google Impact Challenge, proposing new technology that will help people around the world.

By July 31, 2014

Editors' Take

Huawei Vision with Ray (Odin Mobile)

The Project Ray operating system can turn a modest Android phone like the Huawei Vision into a device for the seeing-impaired. Get CNET's first impressions of the reenvisioned smartphone here.

June 5, 2013

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Audio-based virtual gaming aims to help the blind navigate

Using only audio-based cues within the context of a video game metaphor, blind users in a study out of Harvard are able to explore a building's layout.

By April 1, 2013

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IBM's TrueNorth processor mimics the human brain

Big Blue's cognitive computing chip could enable wide-ranging applications that take advantage of massive performance while using no more power than a hearing aid.

By August 7, 2014

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The Week in Pictures: Hacked humans and modded cars

From cartoons without any pictures to street-legal bumper cars, to bioengineered veins, these are a few of the best tech photos of the week.

By June 7, 2013