Braille labelers have been around for a while, but they're clumsy and prone to mistakes. A design team from MIT has produced the 6dot Braille Labeler. This portable embosser electronically produces adhesive labels using a standard Braille keyboard.
The 6dot Labeler just won the People's Choice James Dyson award. It's portable with a neck strap and shaped to rest on the table or lap, with an automatic cutter and a tab that helps visually-impaired users peel the backing off the adhesive tape.
This is a few steps beyond a prototype and has already been looked at by two companies to take into development. A simple design for something most of us take for granted.
Via Fast Company