Blindness

06.22.15
This device helps the blind navigate by tingling their tongues
06.22.15

This device helps the blind navigate by tingling their tongues

Remember the BrainPort, that device that helps the blind get around by sending electrical signals...

By J. Fingas,   06.22.15
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05.08.15
Students design a facial recognition cane for blind people
05.08.15

Students design a facial recognition cane for blind people

Facial recognition technology has many use cases, but none nearly as significant as this next one...

By E. Alvarez,   05.08.15
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04.28.15
Infrared implant brings practical sight to the blind
04.28.15

Infrared implant brings practical sight to the blind

You can already get a retinal implant to restore some sight when you're blind, but the quality is...

By J. Fingas,   04.28.15
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03.27.15
Pocket camera helps the visually impaired navigate the world
03.27.15

Pocket camera helps the visually impaired navigate the world

This might be one of the least invasive sight aids for the visually impaired that we've spotted: i...

By T. Seppala,   03.27.15
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01.16.15
'Be My Eyes' iPhone app lets you help the blind using video chat
01.16.15

'Be My Eyes' iPhone app lets you help the blind using video chat

There's a new iPhone app from the Danish team known for Thermodo that lets sighted folks help the...

By S. Dent,   01.16.15
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02.22.13
Microchip implant lets blind patients see shapes, skip the prosthetic
02.22.13

Microchip implant lets blind patients see shapes, skip the prosthetic

An eye-implanted chip from Retina Implant has restored patients' ability to discern light during i...

By S. Dent,   02.22.13
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02.15.13
FDA clears Argus II 'bionic eye' for sale in the US (video)
02.15.13

FDA clears Argus II 'bionic eye' for sale in the US (video)

Those in the US suffering from blindness due to retinis pigmentosa (RP) will now be able to regain...

By S. Dent,   02.15.13
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11.29.12
'Sonar Vision' system touted by researchers to help the blind hear what they can't see
11.29.12

'Sonar Vision' system touted by researchers to help the blind hear what they can't see

Scientists from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem have developed a prototype system that could on...

By S. Dent,   11.29.12
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07.18.12
Perkins Smart Brailler helps the blind learn to type, closes the digital divide
07.18.12

Perkins Smart Brailler helps the blind learn to type, closes the digital divide

Most digital Braille devices are built on the assumption that the legally blind already know how t...

By J. Fingas,   07.18.12
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