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blindness

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Tears of joy: 3D printing lets blind mom-to-be 'see' her son

Combining ultrasound and 3D-printing technologies leads to a wondrous moment for an expectant Brazilian mom.

By May 6, 2015

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This finger-mounted camera helps the blind to read

An MIT-developed device mounted on the user's hand guides the finger along lines of text, employing a camera to convert text to audio.

By March 10, 2015

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Car Tech 101: What's next for blind-spot tech

Brian Cooley tells you how blind-spot tech works, why it's important and where it's headed.

By February 24, 2015

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Comcast creates beautiful, meaningful ad on tech to aid the blind

Technically Incorrect: A new ad, which features a 7-year-old blind girl describing how she envisions "The Wizard Of Oz," highlights Comcast's voice-controlled tech to help customers with visual disabilities find movies and TV shows.

By February 23, 2015

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Lend your eyes to the blind with Be My Eyes app

This ingenious matchmaking service pairs you with sight-impaired people who need a little help.

By January 22, 2015

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Smallest human implant could help fight blindness

Millions of Americans are living with glaucoma, one of the leading causes of blindness when left untreated. Now more surgeons are treating patients with the iStent, the smallest implantable device approved for the human body. CNET's Kara Tsuboi reports.

By January 13, 2015

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Blind students get incredible 3D-printed 'yearbook'

The graduating class of the Seoul National School for the Blind in South Korea received an incredible 3D-printed yearbook so students can remember what their friends look like.

By December 23, 2014

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Racing blind: Visual impairment needn't stop you from hitting the track

Mike Newman was born blind, but that hasn't stopped him pursuing his passion for speed. He recently became the first blind person to drive over 200mph -- XCAR finds out how he does it.

September 11, 2014

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Smart high-beam headlights won't blind oncoming drivers

Researchers at Carnegie Mellon created an experimental headlight that tracks other vehicles and blanks out the bits of light that would normally blind them in traffic.

By September 9, 2014

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Smart glasses for the blind and mosquito tracker compete for Google backing

Ten contenders enter the Google Impact Challenge, proposing new technology that will help people around the world.

By July 31, 2014