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Mar'19

Tipo – Smartphone Braille Keyboard

After working with a user group of visually impaired on earlier version’s of braille keyboards, it was highlighted that there is no comprehensive way of typing into a smartphone. Current software solutions are too slow, do not give good tactile feedback or just are a pain to type with. Even though there are many soft keyboards available, we couldn’t find someone in our study group who uses any of the soft keyboards. Team Members: Lyle Rodericks and Vijay Varada Solution Description: Our proposed solution will be a device with 6 buttons to symbolize the braille alphabet. Pressing these buttons in specific combinations will register as different alphabets. The device will use a USB-HID chip that will be recognized as a keyboard on a USB port so that alphabets can be sent as keystrokes to the host device. Relevant Images: Video: youtubehttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9KrF9IJwGso/youtube Email: lyle@gmail.com

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