Blindness

07.13.10
iPhone 4 plus Brailliant-32 display enables even blind men to experience the magic (video)
07.13.10

iPhone 4 plus Brailliant-32 display enables even blind men to experience the magic (video)

The evolution of phones away from physical buttons toward touchscreens is great if you're into clea...

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03.20.10
Subretinal implant successfully tested on humans, makes blind narrowly see
03.20.10

Subretinal implant successfully tested on humans, makes blind narrowly see

How many scientists does it take to properly install a lightbulb? When that lightbulb is an impla...

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11.23.09
British surgeons using radiation beams to halt macular degeneration
11.23.09

British surgeons using radiation beams to halt macular degeneration

We've seen more eyesight restoration efforts than we could easily count, but rather than tooting the...

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11.10.09
Intel Reader handheld device converts text to spoken word
11.10.09

Intel Reader handheld device converts text to spoken word

While we busy ourselves with arguments about how to replace the perfectly usable book gadget, Inte...

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09.22.09
Video: doctors implant tooth into eye, restore sight, creep everyone out
09.22.09

Video: doctors implant tooth into eye, restore sight, creep everyone out

Osteo-odonto-keratoprosthesis. It's a real procedure that really does revive people's ability to se...

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08.14.09
BrainPort lets you see with your tongue, might actually make it to market
08.14.09

BrainPort lets you see with your tongue, might actually make it to market

We first saw the crazy BrainPort in 2006, but the intervening time hasn't been wasted by its develo...

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04.03.09
Virtually leading the blind
04.03.09

Virtually leading the blind

Virtual environments are an extraordinarily useful piece of technology, being that they possess mos...

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12.01.08
Silicon Touch: an iPhone case for the visually impaired
12.01.08

Silicon Touch: an iPhone case for the visually impaired

The iPhone has never seemed a likely contender as a smart phone for the blind (it's certainly not d...

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12.01.08
Silicone Touch: an iPhone case for the visually impaired
12.01.08

Silicone Touch: an iPhone case for the visually impaired

The iPhone has never seemed a likely contender as a smart phone for the blind (it's certainly not d...

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