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READING DEVICE for the BLIND

Applications of VideoTIM

Picture: Tactile display TIM shows the character A Picture: VideoTIM1 with hand-held video camera on a book page

VideoTIM devices are in use for over ten years in different jobs and in the private sector.The most common forms of use include the reading of printed documents and reading books.
Many VideoTIM users were previously OPTACON users. The OPTACON is an older, no longer produced device with the same scope. The main differences should be mentioned here: The VideoTIM device generates, in contrast to OPTACON, neither interfering noise or vibration. The image on the TIM display is much clearer. VideoTIM shows much more pixel. As an OPTACON user the familiarization period is between four hours and two days.

Picture: VideoTIM1 with hand-held video camera on a newspaper
Picture: VideoTIM1 with hand-held video camera on a medicine package
Picture: Hand written number 7 on the TIM display
Picture: Hand-held video camera of VideoTIM looks onto notes

Some people use the VideoTIM devices but also for other applications,eg for newspaper reading, the reading of medicine packages, hand written notes and foreign letters.

Picture: Business grafic on the TIM display
Picture: Letters A, B and C on the TIM display
Picture: Scissors symbol on the TIM display
Picture: Windows symbol for minimize on the TIM display

The Video TIM device can represent more than just writing and numerals. Some people use the pen-shaped camera to work on flat screen displays (PC monitors or smartphone displays). This way some software programs can be used.
The VideoTIM can also present graphics. For example it can show simple business charts, curves, icons and page layouts.

Picture: TIM display shows a moving hand Picture: Hand movements in front of a video camera

The pictures above show an example of how a video camera captures the movement of a hand against a white background. The hand movements are shown live on the TIM display.

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