Ring Helps People ‘See’, Thanks to Grant

Article from The Straits Times: Dr Nanayakkara and Mr Roger Boldu with the FingerReader. It uses a small video camera to help those with visual disabilities identify objects and read text fragments, such as a menu or name card, which are not in Braille. ST PHOTO: LIM SIN THAI

Device is among 11 projects funded by agency to help those with disabilities

Wear this ring on your finger, and it will recognise the words, object or colour that you point at.

The FingerReader uses a small video camera to help those with visual disabilities identify objects and read small text fragments which are not in Braille – such as words on a menu, a name card or pamphlets.

Now in its development stage, the device is one of 11 projects to receive grants from a $23 million fund under the Tote Board-Enabling Lives Initiative.

SG Enable, an agency which serves people with disabilities, yesterday made its latest call for grant applicants looking for projects to improve accessibility and to support people’s transition to work.

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