Visually handicapped people are facing difficulties to perform everyday communications. Sometimes, bad eye sight occurs to many people for reduced self confidence due to not being able to perform independently. This is an innovative concept device that will help visually handicapped people when they are in a mobile situation.
This electronic device is combined with a speech synthesis and a digital camera with a shape of a traditional product. The speech synthesis is able to decode texts to voice streams and the screen can be used as a magnification in conditions when the speech synthesis is not working. One good example of such situations is when a visual handicapped person wants to illuminate for instance images or illustrations which can be portrayed in endless ways. This device comprises a bendable OLED display featuring non-photosensitive images, fast speech synthesis and a digital camera module. Not all of these devices are ready to use today, but many of them are already operational.
This project took ten long weeks to accomplish aiming to create a product that will enable various options to clarify information for those people who are visually handicapped. The intention was not to replace the physical companion. Rather, it is an attempt to strengthen the self confidence of the users by feeling more self-governing.
The Alina coffee table at first glance looks exactly like such: a modern, stylish yet simple coffee table. However, there’s much more than meets the eye. We can decompose the table with the unexpected extraction of two benches that used to be part of the table. Once extracted and rotated, we have two benches for up to two people each for unexpected guests while keeping a smaller central coffee table.
As if this was little, we can lift the coffee table through a gas mechanism system and make the whole decomposed set into a small dinning room set for two. The surface area of this table is more than sufficient for two plates, two glasses and a good bottle of wine! The design is made of bent lacquered plywood, and finished by a CNC cutting machine. The rest of the materials are stainless steel and tempered glass. You can purchase it here.
Sick of iPhone? Perhaps Lumigon T2 smartphone could be a great alternative. A sleek Scandinavian design that stands out among others, equipped with universal remote control and Bang & Olufsen audio. Lars Gravesen, CEO of Lumigon, stated that with T2, they wanted to bring you a smartphone alternative which features new and different look. Its advanced features and sophisticated design will certainly draw anyone who wants to make a stylish statement.
Lumigon T2 smartphone has been designed based on the principal of Scandinavian design which is simple and solid elegance. This can be seen from chosen materials used: stainless steel and glass. During the design process, Lumigon envisioned trimmed smartphone with ultra-sharp screen and compact cover, beautiful design that doesn’t compromise any functionality. You can hardly see the camera and side buttons, but when you hold this device, you would feel them. Equipped with built-in remote control allows you to operate electronic devices at home using T2, it has the ability to learn different kind of commands from any infrared remote control with up to 20-meters range. T2 will be launched in selected markets in Europe and Asia by the end of 2012.
Lumigon T2 smartphone specifications:
1.4 Ghz Qualcomm Snapdragon processor
High resolution 3.8” ultra-sharp screen
Bang & Olufsen ICEpower
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