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Textured Images Help Tactile Recognition for the Blind

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[07/10/2013] The use of different materials with varied textures improves the recognition of tactile images by young blind people, researchers from the Laboratoire de psychologie et neurocognition (LPNC) (CNRS/Université Pierre Mendès France/ Savoie University) have shown. Textured Images Help Tactile Recognition for the Blind - Read more

Safe Navigation For Visually Impaired Persons

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Photo: New Device [11/09/2013] The project “A Mobility and Navigational Aid for Visually Impaired Persons” wants to help visually impaired persons to orient themselves in new environments by means of computer-aided vision. For development of a smartphone software solution, the research group around Rainer Stiefelhagen at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) is awarded the US$ 83,000 Google Faculty Research Award.Safe Navigation For Visually Impaired Persons - Read more

Blind People Have an ‘Inner Bat’ to Locate Objects

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Photo: Blind person with a dog [28/06/2013] New research from the University of Southampton has shown that blind and visually impaired people have the potential to use echolocation, similar to that used by bats and dolphins, to determine the location of an object.Blind People Have an ‘Inner Bat’ to Locate Objects - Read more

Software Improves Facebook Accessibility for the Blind

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Photo: Screenshot of adapted Facebook page [18/02/2013] Researchers have developed a software package that adapts Facebook for visually impaired people.Software Improves Facebook Accessibility for the Blind - Read more

Helping Deafblind People to Communicate

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Photo: TACTIC gloves; linked to [13/02/2013] A team of researchers has designed a new device to help deafblind people to communicate.Helping Deafblind People to Communicate - Read more

An Artificial Retina Restores Normal Vision

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[17/08/2012] Two researchers at Weill Cornell Medical College have deciphered a mouse's retina's neural code and coupled this information to a novel prosthetic device to restore sight to blind mice.An Artificial Retina Restores Normal Vision - Read more

Diabetes Drug Could Treat Leading Cause of Blindness

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[01/08/2012] University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB) at Galveston researchers have discovered that a drug already prescribed to millions of people with diabetes could also have another important use: treating one of the world's leading causes of blindness.Diabetes Drug Could Treat Leading Cause of Blindness - Read more

Seeing without Being Able to See: “All visually impaired people need individually adapted auxiliary means”

Those who cannot see well after an accident or due to older age need different auxiliary means to lead a broadly normal life. What exactly is needed depends on the individual vision and must be adapted to the personal needs.Seeing without Being Able to See: “All visually impaired people need individually adapted auxiliary means” - Read more

First GPS for the Blind

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[25/06/2012] A new application for devices with Android operating systems, called OnTheBus, helps people find their way and move around in large cities. The application is useful especially for people with visual, hearing or cognitive impairments.First GPS for the Blind - Read more

Antioxidant Can Reduce Blindness Risk

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[18/06/2012] A study by researchers at Brigham and Women's Hospital suggests that the antioxidant, rhSOD (recombinant human Cu/Zn superoxide dismutase), reduces the risk of developing Retinopathy of prematurity (ROP) in extremely low gestational age newborns.Antioxidant Can Reduce Blindness Risk - Read more

 
 

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