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Wednesday, 2 September 2009

Lollipop That Helps the Blind to See!


A new device to help the blind see has been developed by scientists. The electric lollipop or BrainPort captures images using a tiny camera and then converts the image into tiny tingles on the tongue. The tingles are then sent to the brain which then converts the tingles into pictures! After a few days practising people, who otherwise couldn't see, were able to make out shapes, read signs and even read letters. This amazing new device may help people to interact with their environment in ways never before experiences. Below is a video of an blind man using the device, with some amazing results!!


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