The bank note reader for blind people

by Ivano Abbadessa - 2015.07.30
The bank note reader for blind people
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From today, using euro banknotes to pay for goods will be even easier for people with visual impairments. It's thanks to an idea from a group of students at an institute of mechanical engineering in Malta, who have developed a special reader to distinguish between notes of different values. The simple aluminium device the size of a credit card has five notches, which each correspond to the width of banknotes worth €5, €10, €20, €50, €100 and €500. All the person with impaired vision needs to do is compare the width of the bank note in their hand with the appropriate notch on the device, which indicates the value of the banknote.

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