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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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New study shows brain's ability to reorganize

(PhysOrg.com) -- Visually impaired people appear to be fearless, navigating busy sidewalks and crosswalks, safely finding their way using nothing more than a cane as a guide. The reason they can do this, researchers suggest, ...

dateNov 18, 2009 in Neuroscience
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Eyeglasses read to the blind (w/ Video)

(Phys.org) —A unique pair of eyeglasses developed by an FIU student team could revolutionize the lives of the blind, enabling them to walk into a library or a store, pick up any book or a can of soup, and read it.

dateApr 12, 2013 in Engineering
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