Monday, March 21, 2011

Blind people who can "See"

During the drive back to school after break I heard about some crazy things. Like this kid who uses echolocation to "see". He not only know where objects are but he could tell a car from a trashcan, he can throw pillows at people in a pillow fight and play videogames. It's pretty cool.



Another crazy thing I heard about is this research that some people are doing using the blind persons tongue to detect surroundings. It basically has a couple cameras that send little pulses to the tongue telling him where things are. Pretty insane if you ask me.

20 comments:

  1. Pretty soon people will be able to see things by smelling them!

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  2. This is insaaane,
    Keep posting :)

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  3. Suddenly, Robocop doesn't seem so far fetched any more!

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  4. That first kid will, in some years, master kung fu and karate, be a great lawer and will be known for years to come as the DareDevil.

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  5. i saw this tongue vision thing about 10 years ago, good to know that the development is progressing.

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  6. That technology is so interesting.

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  7. wow that echolocating kid is amazing, makes me wanna learn echolocation too, even though I'm not blind

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  8. I can echolocate with my EYES closed.

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  9. "Use there tongue to detect surroundings." Just wow. I'm shocked.

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  10. Astonishing stuff. Kid may have trouble with dialogue trees in RPGs though...

    Also:

    "This is something you just might have to SEE to believe."

    Well done there, news anchor, well done.

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  11. that is pretty cool, and they've shown using fMRI scans that the area of the brain used by blind people when utilising other 'seeing' techniques is the same area that is used in vision.
    however impressive it is, the better news is that artificial eyes are on the way. check this out.

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  12. Thats incredible! I wonder if you can use this tech for recreational use, like hooking it up to your tougue to get news reports from your smartphone

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  13. I believe it! I use a kind of echolocation to get around my house in the dark.

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  14. I have heard of this! Its mindblowing

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  15. I still can't understand how they can play videogames :P
    Being blind is just getting easier and easier over the years

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  16. Amazing what we can accomplish.

    U Laugh U Lose - For your daily laughs

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