Electricity helping the blind navigate
Specialists at the Monterrey Institute of Technology (ITESM) developed a device able to guide blind or visually impaired people in established routes through electrical stimulation of the organs associated ...
A new, more economical sonification prototype to assist the blind
Researchers at Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (UC3M) have developed an assistive technology system that works by sounds which contributes to the autonomy of persons with visual impairments.
Under preassure—A harness for guide dogs must suit both dog and owner
A guide dog communicates with a blind person via a harness and its handle. Researchers at the University of Veterinary Medicine, Vienna (Vetmeduni Vienna) have investigated for the first time the forces guide ...
Bocelli visits MIT for adaptive tech workshop
Italian classical singer Andrea Bocelli says he might one day get to use the tools that researchers around the world are developing with support from the foundation that bears his name.
Safe navigation for visually impaired persons
Blind and visually impaired persons find it very difficult to move about in unknown environments. The white canes used by them are still the preferred tools for orientation. The project "A Mobility and Navigational ...
Building a 'blind-friendly' Internet
Rakesh Babu demonstrates how a blind person uses the Internet.
Latest iPhone launched in New Zealand
Tech-savvy New Zealanders queued for up to 15 hours to snap up the latest Apple iPhone on Friday, kicking off the second phase of the smartphone's global roll-out.
Stanford summer course yields touchscreen Braille writer
Each summer, under the red-tiled roofs and sandstone of Stanford, the Army High-Performance Computing Research Center (AHPCRC) invites a select group of undergraduates from across the country gather for a two-month immersion ...
Snail Braille reader could read books to the blind
Blind mice can 'see' thanks to special retinal cells
It would make the perfect question for the popular television show "Are You Smarter than a 5th Grader:" What parts of the eye allow us to see?
Feds: Colleges must have blind-friendly gadgets
(AP) -- Federal officials are requiring colleges that use Kindles and other electronic book readers in the classroom to make sure the gadgets have accommodations for blind and vision-impaired students.
Do the blind have a more acute sense of smell?
An ongoing study by Mathilde Beaulieu-Lefebvre, a graduate student from the Universite de Montreal Department of Psychology, has debunked the myth that the blind have a more acute sense of smell than the sighted. Vision loss ...
Swiss scanners to help blind in the kitchen
Blind people in Switzerland will soon have help telling their ravioli from their tinned fruit in the kitchen as a new loud-speaking device able to decipher 50,000 products was launched Monday.
Engineers Will Create Planetary Rover From Retinal Implant Test Robot
(PhysOrg.com) -- The research, led by Wolfgang Fink, will aid both people with visual impairments and scientists involved in planetary exploration.