U.s. Researchers Have Created a Device That Allows Blind People to Perceive Images with One Touch of The Toung
U.S. researchers have created a device that allows blind people to perceive images with one touch of the toung.
BrainPort WicabPhoto: Wicab BrainPortA team of U.S. scientists managed to produce a device that allows people with visual disabilities to “see” with language, informs FoxNews . Wicab BrainPort is a device that takes information obtained from a digital camera atached a pair of glasses and a transmitter sends, consisting of a mini-panel of electrodes placed on the user’s language. Marketing miracle device will start next year and will cost about $ 10,000.
Video camera glasses transmit light of a small information units based on the size of a mobile phone. The basic unit of information taken into electrical impulses turn to replace the functions of the retina. Then information is transmitted to a set of 144 micro electrodes willing for a small blade similar to a lollipop that stimulates nerves in the tongue surface. Although seemingly incredible brain manages to interpret the user’s sensations on the tongue as a visual image.
The user can adjust both zoom camera and light intensitatatea. Taking advantage of these facilities, patients can use to locate the device BrainPort nearby doors, furniture, elevator buttons, and can even read the letters and numbers, or to see the plates on the table.
BrainPort should receive approval for marketing in the market by late 2009.The price of units will be around the amount of $ 10,000, according to the source.
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