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 the user veers away from the baseline of the text, and helps them maintain a straight scanning motion within the line.
Instead of cement and bricks, Korean artist Do Ho Suh constructs his buildings with silk and nylon. By stretching the translucent fabrics over thin wire frames, the buildings look as if they are floating in air.
The artworks, which are replicas of actual buildings, are made to scale right down to the most minute details and measurements.
His latest work entitled ‘Home Within Home Within Home Within Home Within Home’ features a replica of the traditional Korean-style home that he grew up in.