GlovEye, a Hungarian startup that makes a device that “translates” printed text into Braille, has won Pitch at Palace Hungary 1.0, a networking platform for entrepreneurs founded by the Duke of York.
GlovEye was one of twelve startups that pitched in Budapest on Tuesday.
The runners up were CollMott Robotics, which creates drone light shows, and Cogito, which is making a social based e-learning platform for university students. Cogito also took the People’s Choice Award.
For that matter, Gloveye produces smart gloves that help the visually impaired people read.
The users scan the whole text with their phones, the application warns them if not the full page is about to be scanned, then they can go forwards and backwards with scrolling up and down with the gloves.
The phone communicates with the Braille cells in the gloves via Bluetooth. As the users touch a word on the screen, the programme formes that given word into Braille signs that the users can feel them in the gloves.
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