Navigation Links
Orbit Research and the Transforming Braille Group Announce Agreement to Produce Low-Cost Refreshable Braille Display
Date:8/6/2014

Wilmington, DE (PRWEB) August 06, 2014

Orbit Research LLC and the Transforming Braille Group LLC are pleased to announce an agreement to produce a low cost, refreshable braille display.

Orbit, an international engineering company based in Wilmington, Delaware, specializing in high quality, low cost products for blind and partially sighted people, will be undertaking the research, development and manufacture of this unique product.

The Transforming Braille Group LLC is a global consortium of organizations of and for the blind which is investing $1m in the project.

The objective of the project is to produce a stand-alone 20-cell refreshable braille display for $300 (or £200) which will bring refreshable braille within the reach of children in developing countries and will provide libraries in developed countries with a viable alternative to hard copy braille. The product will be launched at CSUN in 2016.

The display is designed to work through USB and Bluetooth connectivity with 'smart' phones and tablets. It is not intended to compete with high specification refreshable braille display already on the market primarily used in education and employment, but is intended to bring braille displayed e-books to a wide audience at an economical price.

"The agreement with TBG is a landmark in our journey to develop and manufacture essential products at an affordable cost through the application of mainstream technology in unique and innovative ways,” said Dr. Gina Spagnoli, Orbit Research’s founder. “While each of our previous products has brought a multi-fold improvement in the state of the art in terms of performance, cost, size and features, we are thrilled that through this partnership with TBG, we will be able to offer a game-changing product that will impact the daily lives of millions of blind people across the world.”

TBG President, Kevin Carey, said, “At last we have a technology which will guarantee the survival of braille. It has been my long-standing, publicly stated objective to find a disruptive technology which will radically force down the cost of refreshable braille so that the world's digital content becomes available in a tactile format. This new device will bring braille within the price range of educators in developing countries and will enable most blind people to access e-books and other internet material without resorting to specialist libraries.”

TBG estimates that its new product will retail at a unit cost less than 20% of the current market price.

Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2014/08/prweb12075683.htm.


'/>"/>
Source: PRWeb
Copyright©2014 Vocus, Inc.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. Sugar Substitute Market Worth (Stevia, Sorbitol, Tagatose, Aspartame, Saccharine, Sucralose, Xylitol) $13.7 Billion by 2018 - New Report by MarketsandMarkets
2. Diagnostic Imaging Market Partnering Terms and Agreements - a New Research Report Available at ReportsnReports.com
3. Western Blotting Market To See 4.8% CAGR Globally in 2018 Says a New Research Report Available at RnRMarketResearch.com
4. Electronic cigarettes: many questions, limited research
5. FSH Society’s International Meeting to Bring Together Patients and Researchers From Around the World to Explore New Insights on Rare Disease
6. Researchers surprised by Elevated Mesothelioma Rates Among Fiberglass Workers, According to Surviving Mesothelioma
7. Boost for cancer prevention research
8. Pharmaceuticals Wholesaling in Australia Industry Market Research Report Now Updated by IBISWorld
9. African American professional women positive on medical research
10. GW researcher receives grant to study environmental factors that contribute to autism
11. Researchers identify potential gene that may increase risk of ad in African Americans
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:12/7/2016)... ... December 07, 2016 , ... Kenall Manufacturing, a leader in sealed healthcare ... The MPCNGX is a multi-function, sealed, LED luminaire that meets the needs of everyone ... when it’s needed. , A 2’ x 4’ model features four modes: ...
(Date:12/7/2016)... (PRWEB) , ... December 07, 2016 , ... ... a women growing up with a schizophrenic mother in a unique, personal perspective ... who specializes in treating trauma and addictive disorders at her private psychotherapy practice. ...
(Date:12/7/2016)... Valley, CA (PRWEB) , ... December 07, 2016 , ... ... be used in several ways to restore a more youthful appearance to the face. ... now offer Sculptra, along with a variety of other treatments, to rejuvenate and renew ...
(Date:12/7/2016)... (PRWEB) , ... December 07, 2016 , ... When it came time to blow out ... Just 40 minutes later, the Pediatric Heart Transplant team at Joe DiMaggio Children’s ... the Weston teen the hospital’s 30th heart transplant recipient. , “He was playing at ...
(Date:12/7/2016)... ... December 07, 2016 , ... ... planning services to families and business owners in the greater Dallas metropolitan area, ... the Dallas Fallen Officer Foundation. , Established in 2009 by active police professionals ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:12/7/2016)... 2016   TraceLink Inc ., the World,s ... Life Sciences supply chain and eliminating counterfeit prescription ... Tjoapack has selected TraceLink,s serialization solutions to help ... the rapidly approaching serialization deadlines for the U.S. ... and the EU Falsified Medicines Directive (FMD) in ...
(Date:12/7/2016)...  Varian Medical Systems (NYSE: VAR ) ... to separate its Imaging Components business.  The separation is ... Varian stockholders of common stock in Varex Imaging Corporation, ... Imaging Components business.  As part of the separation, which ... of January 2017, Varian will receive an approximate $200 ...
(Date:12/7/2016)... , Dec. 7, 2016  Organovo Holdings, ... three-dimensional biology company focused on delivering scientific and ... announced that Chairman and Chief Executive Officer ... VirtualInvestorConferences.com on Wednesday, December 14, 2016 at 1:00 ... who are not yet familiar with the Company, ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: