Smart Reader – Text To Speech Converter Using Raspberry Pi

  • Aparna Dhavlikar
Keywords: Raspberry Pi , Optical Character Recognition


Smart Reader allows user to hear the text which is given as input. It involves extraction of text from the image and converting the text to speech. This is done with Raspberry Pi and a camera module by using the OCR [optical character recognition] technique. The system consists of a webcam interfaced with raspberry pi. Raspberry pi has the audio port where the output can be heard through the headphone or the speaker. The conversion time aimed is few milliseconds. This device can help visually impaired persons to hear the text in images to be read.


[1] Nirmala Kumari, Meghana Reddy J (May 2016), "Image Text to Speech Conversion Using OCR Technique in Raspberry Pi"International Journal of Advanced Research in Electrical, Electronics and Instrumentation Engineering (IJAREEIE), ISSN (Print): 2320 -3765, ISSN (Online): 2278 - 8875, Vol. 5, Issue 5.
[2] Gopinath, aravind , pooja"Text to speech conversion using matlab"International journal of emerging technology and advanced engineering. volume 5, issue 1, (January 2015).
[3]Rithika.H, B.Nithya Santoshi “Image to text converter using raspberry pi”2016 IEEE.
[4]Velmurugan.d,Srilakshmi,Umamaheshwari.S,Parthasarathy.S,Arun K.R.”Hardware implementation of smart reader for visually imapaired people using raspberry pi”,Research article,,IJESC,volume 6 issue no.3.
How to Cite
Dhavlikar, A. (2018, April 15). Smart Reader – Text To Speech Converter Using Raspberry Pi. ASIAN JOURNAL FOR CONVERGENCE IN TECHNOLOGY (AJCT ) -UGC LISTED, 4(I). Retrieved from
Electronics and Telecommunication