We will soon be able to read our emails on our skin
Imagine with your arm a prosthesis capable of reading your messages on the skin … In the labs of the social network Facebook, researchers have developed a technology capable of turning words into little tingling in the epidermis.
As Konbini explains, the system is based on the braille and Tadoma languages, a method for the hearing impaired and visually impaired. But who says new language says learning. Because, yes, to use this device it will have to practice a little.
According to the project manager, Ali Israr, in 3 hours of work, we can recognize 500 words with 90% accuracy. No runaway so far, the prototype, which must be connected to a computer to operate, for now, allows to “transcribe” only 4 to 10 words per minute. Not sure that those in a hurry are bartering their traditional reading of messages for a futuristic concept, but far from competing with Siri.