MIT students create devices that support independent living

Students in a Massachusetts Institute of Technology undergraduate class work with individuals with disabilities to create assistive technologies suited to their specific needs. For example, students created an iPhone application to read the menu of a Keurig coffee machine to help a woman who is visually impaired and another team developed a vibrating bracelet equipped with a Bluetooth device to help a woman who visually impaired and hard of hearing know when she receives calls and text messages.

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