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Blind Patients: Retinal Implant for Recognizing Letters

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[12/11/2010] Researchers have shown that a light-sensitive chip, implanted beneath the retina, is able to restore meaningful images in blind patients, up to the point of recognizing letters and words.Blind Patients: Retinal Implant for Recognizing Letters - Read more

Inaccessible Kiosks: Airline Discriminates Blind Passengers

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[08/11/2010] United uses airport kiosks that employ touchscreen technology in a manner such that they cannot be used by blind passengers. Inaccessible Kiosks: Airline Discriminates Blind Passengers - Read more

Testing Early Detection Technique for Eye Disease in Premature Infants

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[20/10/2010] A new clinical trial at The Children's Hospital at University of Oklahoma (OU) Medical Center will focus on ways to catch a debilitating eye disease before it's too late.Testing Early Detection Technique for Eye Disease in Premature Infants - Read more

Blind Inventors Revolutionise Computer Access

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[13/10/2010] For many blind people computers are inaccessible. It can cost upwards of AUD$1000 to purchase "screen reader" software, but two blind computer programmers from Australia have solved this problem.Blind Inventors Revolutionise Computer Access - Read more

Biosynthetic Corneas Restore Vision in Humans

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[17/09/2010] A new study from researchers in Canada and Sweden has shown that biosynthetic corneas can help regenerate and repair damaged eye tissue and improve vision in humans.Biosynthetic Corneas Restore Vision in Humans - Read more

Researchers Prevent Blindness in Research Model for Retinitis Pigmentosa

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[21/07/2010] Researchers at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center have found a way to use a radical new type of gene therapy to prevent blindness caused by retinitis pigmentosa.Researchers Prevent Blindness in Research Model for Retinitis Pigmentosa - Read more

Students Develop Device to Help Blind Manuever

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[12/07/2010] Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU) students have developed an innovative optical radar system that helps blind people maneuver around obstacles.Students Develop Device to Help Blind Manuever - Read more

Synthetic Eye Prosthesis May Offer Help

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[21/06/2010] Donor corneas are a rarity: In Germany alone, each year roughly 7,000 patients wait for that miniscule piece of tissue. An implant made of plastic may soon offer patients with the chance to see again.Synthetic Eye Prosthesis May Offer Help - Read more

Video Game to Help Blind Children Exercise

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[11/06/2010] A new project helps children who are blind become more physically active and healthy through video games. The human-computer interaction research team has developed a motion-sensing-based tennis and bowling exergame.Video Game to Help Blind Children Exercise - Read more

How Visually Impaired See Emotions

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[07/06/2010] Without vision it’s impossible to interpret facial expressions, or so it’s believed. Not any more. Shafiq ur Réhman, Umeå University, presents a new technology in his doctoral thesis – a Braille code of emotions.How Visually Impaired See Emotions - Read more

 
 

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