BRADENTON, Fla. (AP) — Michael Griffin knew he could no longer pretend his eyes were fine after he failed the vision test required to renew his driver’s license. He was 24, and doctors had told him 10 years earlier he had juvenile macular degeneration, a condition that can progress over years until causing partial or […]
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Parts of the brain once thought to be primarily devoted to processing vision can be recruited by blind children as young as five to process speech, a study has found. The work could have implications for neurologists’ understanding of “plasticity”, or how the brain adapts to experience. An MRI scan of the brain. People who […]
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A new research project at the Cluster of Excellence Cognitive Interactive Technology (CITEC) in Bielefeld University focuses on the development of a mobile adaptive assistance system in the form of intelligent glasses that provide unobtrusive and intuitive support in everyday situations. The technology platform is being provided by eye tracking specialist SensoMotoric Instruments (SMI) (www.smivision.com).
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Allied Vision’s Prosilica GC1290C camera used in combination with other systems gives a blind driver enough information to drive a vehicle independently Located in Blacksburg, Virginia (US), TORC Robotics is doing just that. TORC Robotics, LLC is a company founded by engineers driven with an enthusiastic passion to change the influence of technology on the […]
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Hereditary blindness caused by a progressive degeneration of the light-sensing cells in the eye, the photoreceptors, affects millions of people worldwide. Although the light-sensing cells are lost, cells in deeper layers of the retina, which normally cannot sense light, remain intact. A promising new therapeutic approach based on a technology termed «optogenetics» is to introduce […]
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Five projects pave the way for the audacious goal of restoring vision to the blind Five bold projects will develop new technology to noninvasively image cells of the eye in unprecedented detail. The National Eye Institute (NEI) announced the awards as part of its Audacious Goals Initiative. NEI has committed $3.8 million to the projects […]
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