TouchHear

Have you repeatedly come across the same word in a book but never managed to know its exact meaning? Or chance upon a familiar French expression but not know how to pronounce it correctly? If we stop to jot it down or to check the dictionary, the flow and pleasure of reading would have been broken.

Touch-Hear text recognition dictionary makes obtaining additional information while reading intrinsic and continuous. By touch-ing a word or phrase in a particular piece of reading material, the user can listen to its related information such as pronunciation and/or meaning. Through this project, the possibility of expanding human potential through technological devices is examined, thereby innately empowering users in their everyday activities.