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Braille Touch app brings "no-look" typing to handsets

0. phoneArena 18 Feb 2012, 14:16 posted on

Georgia Tech researches have developed an open-source app that allows users to type on a touchscreen device without having to look at the screen; the prototype is called Braille Touch and could end up replacing virtual QWERTY keyboards in the future...

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posted on 18 Feb 2012, 14:53

1. GJanee (Posts: 212; Member since: 29 Jun 2011)


now this is what i call awesome!

posted on 19 Feb 2012, 03:01

2. darac (Posts: 2156; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)


fantastic

posted on 19 Feb 2012, 08:05 1

3. bayusuputra (Posts: 941; Member since: 12 Feb 2012)


smartphone accessibility for the disabled..

faith in humanity restored..

posted on 23 Feb 2012, 11:51

4. pmcarlos1 (Posts: 1; Member since: 23 Feb 2012)


This is almost exactly the same idea that was presented 12 years ago before the age of touchscreens. The 6 keys on the back of the device were physical and could handle both Braille and Alphabetical layouts. The GKOS concept reappeared as an application for smartphones recently ( gkos.com ).

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