Invention Award for Holly Braille

Brent Gillespie, Alex Russomanno, Mark Burns, and Sile O’Mohdrain won a Popular Science Invention Award for their demonstration of a refreshable display that will eventually allow a full page of text and graphics to be represented in braille.

The team’s highly innovative device uses microfluidic chips to control the raising and lowering of braille dots, with up to 10,000 of them on a single page. The device has been given the moniker Holly Braille.

Popular Science

You can read more about the project in the May/June 2016 issue of Popular Science, or check out the online version of the article.