Refreshable braille displays

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Refreshable braille displays
Refreshable braille displays

The University of Michigan has filed a curious display this week will be very useful in the future for people who can not see or have vision problems. This screen is called “braille display” and allows the system to represent Braille symbols that the reader can touch and feel for reading symbols. This is achieved through the use of microfluidic allow the screen to create these symbols and do not lose the power of the device, in the case of the tablet would be its lightness and portability.

This braille display will be able to represent any information because their size is more than 8 “although this technology can lead to other types of devices. If you remember, this technology is already in the famous Dot clock, a clock that offers something similar but smaller screen. In this case the braille display will also be able to represent images and graphics embossed for better perception.

The braille displays can also represent relief images and graphics.

In this case the braille display at the University of Michigan is capable of displaying up to 10,000 points, interesting to represent any amount of information. The truth is that progress on energy saving or resolution, we often forget that there is a large part of the population can not enjoy this vision problems or who are blind, people who always are limited to the technology for their problems but it seems that in this case the University of Michigan has made the technology not dodge these people.

Unfortunately we do not know when will the market these early screens Braille or tablets or smartphones with this type of screen, something that would be interesting to know after seeing the braille displays are able to perform.