Intel introduces the Intel Reader, a mobile handheld device designed to increase independence for people who have trouble reading standard print. The Reader converts printed text to digital text, and then reads it aloud to the user.
The Intel Reader is based on the Atom processor and comes with a high-resolution camera allowing users to point, shoot and listen to printed text. It measures like a paperback book.
The Intel Reader can assist the estimated 55 million people in the U.S. who have dyslexia or other specific learning disabilities, or have vision problems such as low-vision or blindness, which makes reading printed words difficult or impossible.