Portable Voice Stick Can Read Text Out Loud

A promising new voice stick can convert can read what you write–out loud.

Invented by Sungwoo Park, this cool new gadget is a portable scanning device that reads printed text and converts it into a voice. The Voice Stick can read any written document including newspapers, books and mail.

It is very hard for someone with sight to understand the experience and needs of blind people, who would love to read these same newspapers, books, and mail as we all do. Braille is the most important way that visually impaired individuals acquire their information. The problem is that it is hard to find braille books due to the high costs involved to publish them compared to common books.

Technology is improving day by day and many of the innovations that are being created are being planned for to meet the needs of different people. Many inventions are also invented for people with various ailments. The Voice Stick is no exception. It is in fact a portable text scanning device for the visually impaired.

The optical character recognition technology scans typewritten text and translates it into machine-editable text. Then, the Voice Stick then uses text-to-speech technology to translate the scanned written text into a voice-spoken rendition. This device can be used to convert any words or letters found in our daily life into voice information.

It is a quite innovative and practical product and a perfect solution for the visually challenged.


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