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With the Camera-Equipped “EyeRing” You Can Point at an Object and Take a Photo
Posted By Mark Boyer On August 11, 2012 @ 12:39 pm In Innovation,Wearable Technology | No Comments
With the EyeRing, a new camera-equipped ring that takes photos and delivers them to a smart phone, “point and shoot” could take on a whole new meaning. The device, which is being developed by Roy Shilkrot  and Suranga Nanayakkara  at MIT Media Lab , is meant to help the visually impaired navigate their surroundings. The remarkable, Bluetooth-connected device can serve as a “virtual cane,” which not only detects obstacles in its path but also reads signs, identifies currency, and perceives color.
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 Roy Shilkrot: http://fluid.media.mit.edu/people/roy/about/roy.html
 Suranga Nanayakkara: http://fluid.media.mit.edu/people/suranga/about/suranga.html
 MIT Media Lab: http://www.media.mit.edu/
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