MIT's 'Eye Ring' gives selective aural feedback

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A team at MIT’s Media Lab has developed a prototype camera worn on a finger ‘ring’ linked to a smartphone that provides an audio interpretation of the picture taken. The user points the camera at the object, tells the camera via the earphone/mic on the smartphone what information is needed, takes the picture and the smartphone’s Android app interprets the picture and feeds the information back to the user via the earphone. The current app interprets currency, text, pricing information on tags and colors; the team is working on depth and video. Camera-toting EyeRing could help blind people to “see” objects (GizMag)