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Dotaware - Hands-free braille music device in development

Nesta funded project devised by Baluji Shrivastav OBE and being developed by Baluji Music Foundation in partnership with Queen Mary University London

The Baluji Music Foundation and Queen Mary University London are currently developing a hands free braille system with the intent of enabling blind musicians to read braille music and play an instrument at the same time. The system uses pre-established 6 dots of braille and places them on a wearable band.

Through our testing of the prototype we have discovered the device has further potential outside of music and would love to see the device acting as an aid for all blind people. Do get in touch if you would like to try out the device or have any further questions (email at or ring us on 07812590021. The first stage of development was funded by Nesta via the Nesta Amplified scheme and was very successful and we are now seeking funding to continue the development of the device.

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