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Stimulating sight: New retinal implant developed

(PhysOrg.com) -- 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

(PhysOrg.com) -- 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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Color blindness cured in monkeys

(PhysOrg.com) -- Researchers from the University of Washington and the University of Florida used gene therapy to cure two squirrel monkeys of color blindness — the most common genetic disorder in people.

dateSep 16, 2009 in Medical research
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Virtual maps for the blind

The blind and visually impaired often rely on others to provide cues and information on navigating through their environments. The problem with this method is that it doesn't give them the tools to venture out on their own, ...

dateSep 10, 2009 in Software
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