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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 Wearable Technology | No Comments

EyeRing, camera ring, ring, wearable camera, augmented reality camera [1]

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 [2] and Suranga Nanayakkara [3] at MIT Media Lab [4], 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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[1] Image: http://inhabitat.com/with-the-camera-equipped-eyering-you-can-point-at-an-object-and-take-a-photo/eyering-mit-media-lab-blind-1/

[2] Roy Shilkrot: http://fluid.media.mit.edu/people/roy/about/roy.html

[3] Suranga Nanayakkara: http://fluid.media.mit.edu/people/suranga/about/suranga.html

[4] MIT Media Lab: http://www.media.mit.edu/

[5] READ MORE >: http://www.ecouterre.com/camera-equipped-eyering-helps-visually-impaired-identify-objects/

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