Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Seeing With Your Tongue

There is some new age wo wo stuff going on, but if you get past the spacey music and see what is going on, there is a core of an idea there that makes sense. From the article:
  • Watch as Erik Weihenmayer, the first blind person to climb Everest and the Seven Summits, experiments with the Brainport Vision Device, a revolutionary new technology enabling a blind person to see with his tongue. Mounted on Erik's head is a small video camera which translates visual information to a credit card-size tongue display. Four-hundred tiny pixels present electrical patterns on his tongue, which Erik's brain then interprets as a visual picture in three-dimensional space. He uses the device to read words and numbers on note cards, to play tic-tac-toe and stone-paper-scissors with his daughter, and to rock climb.

To learn more about Erik, go to www.TouchTheTop.com.

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