Divyanayan is a reading machine for visually impaired or illiterate person where any printed or digital document can be accessed in the form of speech output. The device uses a contact line scanner for acquiring the image of a printed document. User manually scans the document by placing the device on printed document without knowing the direction of text flow, moving the device over the document to be read. It uses optical character recognition technique to convert the image into text and a text to speech converter further converts the text into audio. Audio files are organized in the machine and can be listened back. The device is standalone, portable, completely wireless and IoT enabled. It can analyze a multicolumn document to provide seamless reading and is capable of page, text, and word level navigation while reading. Currently the device supports Hindi and English but can be further configured to other Indian and foreign languages. It is equipped with user inter-faces such as internal speaker, rechargeable battery, USB, headphones, SD card, Wi-Fi and bluetooth .
The device is standalone, portable, completely wireless and IoT enabled.
Read printed, e-books, e-news, recording and reading speech.
Currently supports Hindi and English documents reading in Indian accent.
Document: Batch Processing Organisation
|Conversion time (A4)||10-60 Seconds|
|Scanning speed||Manually by the user, 10-15 seconds to scan one A4 size printed page|
|Scan width||Upto 230 mm|
|Document scanning direction||Top-Down, Bottom-Up, Left-Right, Right-Left|
|Storage||Internal memory of 8 GB and 32 GB (~30K pages) external memory for document storage|
|No. of keys||5(D-Pad)+12(Key-Pad)|
|OCR engine||Open source|
|Supported Languages||Hindi, English, Bengali, Punjabi, Telugu, Tamil|
|Speech engine||Nuance vocalizer expressive|
|Connectivity||LAN, Wi-Fi IEEE 802.11, Bluetooth 4.1|
|Battery||2600 mAh rechargeable lithium ion battery, Internal battery/USB chargeable|
|Battery Run Time||Scan and read upto 60 A4 pages|
|Dimensions(WxDxH)||250 x 50 x 41 mm|
|Supported e-document(USB)||Audio(mp3, wav), Video(mp4, avi), Digital Document(txt, doc, docx, pdf), Image(jpg, jpeg, bmp, pnm, png, tiff, jfif), Ebook(epub), HTML|
Central Scientific Instruments Organisation (CSIO), Chandigarh is using its technological expertise to give each andmd every visually challenged his/her own TEACHER- ‘Divya Nayan’. It scans any script and reads it aloud. It can additionally be used by the illiterates as well as elderly people with declining sight.
Divya Nayan for visually impaired where any printed/digital document can be accessed in the form of speech output. Science and Technology Minister Dr. Vardhan said when this device was demonstrated in front of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. He said that this device is a major invention of scientists.
Divya Nayan might very well become a probable substitute for braille system, the primary methodology of reading for those with a visual impairment. They have developed a reading machine for the visually impaired, called the “Divya Nayan”, which can scan a given text and read it aloud for the user to understand.
The technology has been transferred for the most upgraded version of ‘Divya Nayan’. Ashish Gaurav,one of the developers of the technology, said this personalized reading device was equipped with most compact form as compared to commercially available devices worldwide.
CSIR-CSIO Chandigarh today transferred the technology of ‘Divya Nayan – Personal Reader for the Visually Impaired’ to Central Electronics Limited a Govt. of India Enterprise under Department of Scientific & Industrial Research, Ministry of Science & Technology.
The gift of sight is God-given. CSIR-CSIO team has developed “Divya Nayan”, a personal reading machine for visually impaired to access printed or electronic textual information. Divya Nayan is indeed bestowing the gift of sight to the sightless and has great promise to light up their world.
Dr Shekhar C Mande, director general, CSIR unveiled an application —Divya Nayan, the portable reading machine for the visually impaired. In this direction, CSIO has developed the app which is a personal reading machine for the visually impaired, that can scan and read printed document.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi attends platinum jubilee celebration of Council of Scientific & Industrial Research (CSIR) at Vigyan Bhawan, Delhi.
CSIR-CSIO team was interviewed by news channel NEWS18 Punjab. “The technology has been transferred for the most upgraded version of Divya Nayan”, said Ashish Gaurav, one of the Senior scientists working on Divya Nayan. Gaurav added that this personalized reading device is now equipped with the most compact form as compared to commercially available devices worldwide.
CSIR-CSIO team has developed “Divya Nayan”, a personal reading machine for visually impaired to access printed or electronic textual information.
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Reading Machine for blind developed by CSIO Chandigarh.