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Stimulating sight: New retinal implant developed

( -- Inspired by the success of cochlear implants that can restore hearing to some deaf people, researchers at MIT are working on a retinal implant that could one day help blind people regain a useful level of ...

dateSep 23, 2009 in Engineering
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Students design portable Braille label maker

( -- A device that started out as a class project last fall is moving rapidly toward becoming a commercial product that could make the lives of millions of visually impaired people a bit easier.

dateSep 21, 2009 in Engineering
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