Video Magnifier

This device for visually impaired people helps them read and write by shooting what is laid on the movable table and displaying on the display an enlarged image of what is shot.
With the aid of this video magnifier, a user can read a book, write a letter, clip nails, and use a smartphone or tablet.
Thanks to a uniquely designed lifting mechanism based on the obtained best positional relationship between the shooting center and the display, the device allows not only reading but writing with a natural posture.  The movable table is equipped with vertical and horizontal brake mechanisms, independent of each other, so that, when a brake in the line feeding direction is lightly applied, the table is movable only to the text direction, thus preventing images from blurring and allowing comfortable reading no matter a book is written vertically or horizontally.

Good Design Award 2014