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    Spritz and Spreed – Speed reading for online and offline


    The reading game is about to change forever. Boston-based software developer Spritz has been in “stealth mode” for three years, tinkering with their program and leasing it out to different ebooks, apps, and other platforms. Now, Spritz is about to go public with Samsung’s new line of wearable technology. Other apps have offered up similar types of rapid serial visual presentation to enhance reading speed and convenience on desktop/tablet and mobile devices in the past. (I use Chrome app “Spreed” on my mac which allows you to speed read the web by selecting text and right clicking to siphon the […]

  • Prosthetics: Ring-like wearable device that can read aloud text as you guide it with your finger


    prostheticknowledge: FingerReader Ring-like wearable device that can read aloud text as you guide it with your finger – video embedded below: The FingerReader is a wearable device that assists in reading printed text. It is a tool both for visually impaired people that require help with accessing printed text, as well as an aid for language translation. Wearers scan a text line with their finger and receive an audio feedback of the words and a haptic feedback of the layout: start and end of line, new line, and other cues. The FingerReader algorithm knows to detect and give feedback when […]

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