singapore’s design incubation centre is the creator of ‘touch hear’, an unusual and futuristic design concept. the device is designed for readers who come across a word which they do not know the definition or how to pronounce it. simply swiping your finger across the page will trigger the device to whisper the missing information into your ear, without interrupting the flow of your reading. while the device remains a concept it is a good illustration of how technology can be used to expand human capability, not hinder it.

http://www.designincubationcentre.com touch hear scanning device

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