Touch Sight camera takes "3D photos" for the blind

Touch Sight is a new camera that has been developed for visually impaired people, enabling them to "see" the picture they have taken using their other senses.

The camera has no LCD screen, but instead, when you take a picture, 3 seconds of audio is recorded and the picture is embossed on to a flexible Braille screen, making it 3D for the user to touch.

The sound file and picture document are then combined in to a "touchable photograph" which can then be uploaded to the Internet or downloaded onto another Touch Sight camera.

There's no release date on this as yet, but it's got to be one of the most innovative ideas we've heard of in a fair while. Here's hoping we see it makes it on to our shelves soon.