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Student project: Shopping for the visually impaired

by Milly Huynh (Ravensbourne, London, UK)


Without literal references, how do you portray the senses? Milly explored the five human senses and the techniques that are used for communication and interaction. Through conversations with charities she noted that shopping in a supermarket was problematic for visually impaired people.

Milly’s objective was to create and develop an innovative coding system that would consist of a tactile map and a ring item scanner that could read the RFID coding system and read the item back to the user. The key element of this system is the texture or a raised image as a BPS person (blind and partially sighted person) only recognise objects by touching and feeling them.

Originally published in InformForm #2 


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February 6, 2015
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