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COMPUTER MOUSE FOR BLIND AND VISUALLY IMPAIRED PEOPLE
PURPOSE
Our device creates a possibility for blind and visually impaired people to use computer and Internet.

APPLICATION
This model of a computer mouse is destined to make a text and graphics translation into eight dots style Braille row, thus transmitting information from computer display to the user.

OPERATING PRINCIPLE
Magnets that are transferring Braille pins movement are situated inside the installed square. Pins are mounted on the top. Signal is being received from the control block; magnet is magnetized to surface thus touching the finger. Mouse is moving from the inertia and pin scratching the finger and transmitting sense of touching Braille dot.

TECHNICAL DATA


THE LEVEL OF TECHNOLOGY COMPLETION
Prototype.

POSSIBLE CO-OPERATION
Development and commercialization of the product.





CONTACTS:
KAUNAS UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY
Institute of Piezomechanics
Kestucio str. 27, LT-3004 Kaunas, Lithuania
Tel./Fax +370 37 323884
E-mail: mindaugas.azubalis@stud.ktu.lt
http://www.piezo.lt