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MIT finger device reads to the blind in real time

MIT finger device reads to the blind in real time | 21st Century Innovative Technologies and Developments as also discoveries, curiosity ( insolite)... | Scoop.it
Scientists at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology are developing an audio reading device to be worn on the index finger of people whose vision is impaired, giving them affordable and immediate access to printed words.
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Scientists at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology are developing an audio reading device to be worn on the index finger of people whose vision is impaired, giving them affordable and immediate access to printed words.


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Eye Receptor Transplants May Restore Eyesight to the Blind

Eye Receptor Transplants May Restore Eyesight to the Blind | 21st Century Innovative Technologies and Developments as also discoveries, curiosity ( insolite)... | Scoop.it
Scientists at University College London have successfully transplanted photoreceptor cells into blind eyes, thus maybe finding a method for curing blindness
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Watch the video above to see how the process works. The lab-grown photoreceptor cells are planted into the eyes of mice, where they successfully connect with nerves that send visual signals to the brain. The scientists now hope to replicate this process in humans.

 

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Human stem cell therapy works in blind patients in first trial - Telegraph

Human stem cell therapy works in blind patients in first trial - Telegraph | 21st Century Innovative Technologies and Developments as also discoveries, curiosity ( insolite)... | Scoop.it
Therapy with embryonic stem cells has managed to improve the sight of two
people with extremely limited vision, in the first clinical trial of the
controversial technique in humans.
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New Orcam device turns the world into speech for the blind

New Orcam device turns the world into speech for the blind | 21st Century Innovative Technologies and Developments as also discoveries, curiosity ( insolite)... | Scoop.it
OrCam is based on artificial intelligence and special algorithms built into a tiny computer that clips onto your eyeglasses.

 

Wearing an OrCam device clipped to her glasses, Negrin — who works for the company — can now do the smallest things that sighted people take for granted.


Just by pointing her finger at objects and listening to the device read the words and numbers, she can hand over money at the store without fear of being shortchanged. She can easily step on the right bus as it approaches her stop. And she can “read” the ingredients labels on products at the supermarket.


Costing about the same as a good hearing aid, the OrCam device is able to identify thousands of objects, including the faces of loved ones, dogs, buses, newspaper text and store signs, all with the point of the finger. Its voice system transmits the information to the wearer’s ear.




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Costing about the same as a good hearing aid, the OrCam device is able to identify thousands of objects, including the faces of loved ones, dogs, buses, newspaper text and store signs, all with the point of the finger. Its voice system transmits the information to the wearer’s ear.


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Bionic eye to help the blind see | SmartPlanet

Bionic eye to help the blind see | SmartPlanet | 21st Century Innovative Technologies and Developments as also discoveries, curiosity ( insolite)... | Scoop.it
Researchers at the Monash Vision Group are developing implantable brain chips to help the blind see.
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