With innovative OCR technology, this smart reading lamp can read books to children and develop children’s interest in reading a book.
South Korean technology company Naver Corp has developed a smart reading light called Clova Lamp that helps children to cultivate healthy reading habits by narrating their books aloud. A list of completed books can be stored by the device.
With computer vision and artificial intelligence technology, the lamp is able to convert the text and images from a book into speech, while an integrated virtual assistant can explain the meaning of words and answer kids’ questions to help them learn.
“Clova Lamp reads out books that are placed underneath it when the ‘read’ button is hit or a voice command is given,” said James Kim, the Naver design team leader, to Dezeen.
And another function as a light, the device is able to sense the environmental factors that can influence the reading experience and provide a responsive light that is easy on the eyes. It automatically senses the brightness of the surroundings and picks one of five lighting levels to match.
The colour temperature has four modes – reading, creativity, repair and sleep – which were designed based on a pool of data around different learning environments.
The product, a reader and a lamp – takes the form of a classic desk lamp, rendered in matte white, shock-resistant plastic, with a hemispherical head that is angled down towards the desk. It holds a ring-shaped LED light with a small camera at its centre, which uses image recognition technology to decode illustrations and identifies written words using Optical Character Recognition (OCR).
For more information about Naver Corp: Website www.navercorp.com.