Intel has announced a new reader called simply enough the Intel Reader. The device isn’t an eReader like we have been seeing so much of lately from Spring Design and others. The new Intel reader is aimed at users with certain learning disabilities that make reading difficult.
The Intel Reader is a small tablet size device that has a built-in high-resolution camera and runs an Intel Atom processor. The device is the size of a paperback book and is intended to help the 55 million people in the country who have conditions like dyslexia.
The user takes the device and shoots a picture of the text they are trying to read with the built-in camera. The Intel Reader then converts the picture into printed text. After the digital text is condensed, the Reader then reads the verbiage aloud to the user. Intel has offered no word on pricing or availability at this time.