Vision impaired, blind and learning-disabled users can hear printed text including menus, documents, signs and receipts. The Reader Mobile unit from KNFB Reading Technology Inc. leverages the high-resolution camera in a Nokia N82 cell phone, letting users photograph text they want to hear. The initial version reads and speaks both French and English.
For those who want help reading, the system combines intelligent image-processing software with text-to-speech and text-tracking features so they can enlarge, read, track and highlight text on the phone's large display.
Festo's BionicKangaroo combines pneumatic and electrical drive technology, plus very precise controls and condition monitoring. Like a real kangaroo, the BionicKangaroo robot harvests the kinetic energy of each takeoff and immediately uses it to power the next jump.
Design News and Digi-Key presents: Creating & Testing Your First RTOS Application Using MQX, a crash course that will look at defining a project, selecting a target processor, blocking code, defining tasks, completing code, and debugging.
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