Gadget Freak Case #214: Radio Touch Sensors Talk to the Smartphone 15888

Matt Oppenheim has devised a radio that speaks to an Android smartphone to help the visually impaired learn the layout of a new device.

May 21, 2012

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Gadget Freak Case #214: Radio Touch Sensors Talk to the Smartphone

Matt Oppenheim has developed a radio that speaks to an Android smartphone. He designed the gadget to help the visually impaired learn the layout of a new device. Push a button on the radio, and it speaks its function.

Oppenheim took an Arduino Uno, touch-sensor shields, and a USB shield and connected them to a Nexus One Android phone. He added the audio-enhanced touch sensors to the radio. When a control is touched, the phone plays an audio tag describing the function.

Matt Oppenheim has devised a radio that speaks to an Android smartphone to help the visually impaired learn the layout of a new device.

Without having to be activated, an audio tag describes a function when a control is touched.

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