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The quest to build the “Holy Braille"

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The Michigan team designed a machine that enables tiny bubbles, floating in fluid under a thin membrane, to raise Braille dots on command. There wouldn’t need to be a traditional “screen” since the device is displaying tactile, 3D objects, not 2D images.
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Do you think this will become a reality or this will just be another failed study? Do you see the need for the Holy Braille? Why or why not?
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Oh wow, if this really happens, it will probably be one of the greatest invention yet since the invention of Braille.
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This would be truly helpful!!! Although I am wondering how safe this would be since it's constantly changing. Is it prone to breakage?
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If this happens, visually impaired people can get information much faster. Imagine updates being sent via the internet vs print, which takes a long time and process to get to them.
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All positive energy and vibes for this quest. I sure hope they succeed in this. It'll really be helpful for the visually impaired people.
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More power to efforts like these. I applaud companies like Google who has a dedicated team ensuring that their products are accessible to people with disabilities.
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There are over 285 million people living in the world that are visually impaired. That is a huge market that can benefit from the inexpensive e-tablet.
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I don't see the need for this with so many audio books now. This is a waste of energy and resources in my opinion.
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I don't see the need for this with so many audio books now. This is a waste of energy and resources in my opinion.
I agree. It would take years of research before they finally complete this. Audiobooks are way cheaper and more convenient.
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This is a good initiative! It would be great for blind people to actually have something affordable.
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Cool idea actually. It would be great to have something for the blind. And it's also affordable so that's a huge plus.
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From what I've read, people who know Braille aren't a lot. There are more visually impaired people who don't know Braille because they lost their eyesight at a later age. A system called ELIA frames is supposed to address that problem. So maybe, ELIA frames should be used instead of Braille on this inexpensive e-tablet for the blind.
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This is great! I hope this would greatly improve the quality of life for the blind people.
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Oh wow, if this really happens, it will probably be one of the greatest invention yet since the invention of Braille.
This can also be useful for those that have both hearing and visual problems.
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I am excited to see this in action! My dad would find this quite useful. I hope they can make it commercial soon.
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