Drug Labels That Speak To You

For seniors and visually impaired people, the fine print on a prescription drug bottle can be difficult to read--even potentially deadly. Now, help is on the way. En-Vision America Inc., a startup in Normal, Ill., has devised a system called ScripTalk that converts a label's printed directions into spoken words. The gadget will be tested at the U.S. Veterans Administration hospital in Hines, Ill. If all goes well, En-Vision expects to have ScripTalk on the market early next year.

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