26 Results for

sight-impaired

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IBM's TrueNorth processor mimics the human brain

Big Blue's cognitive computing chip could enable wide-ranging applications that take advantage of massive performance while using no more power than a hearing aid.

By August 7, 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

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How do you watch a movie if you can't see? Blind people answer

Movie visuals aren't as important as you think, at least according to these blind people who say films are for everyone.

By May 30, 2014

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Design your own 3D-printed braille phone

As we begin to scratch the surface of 3D-printing tech, OwnFone is ahead of the pack with its braille mobile phone.

By May 29, 2014

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'Eyes-Free Yoga' turns Kinect into teacher for the blind

"Exergame" aims to turn yoga into an activity the sight-impaired can enjoy more easily by tracking their motions and offering verbal cues on how to strike poses correctly.

By October 19, 2013

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'Life': A comic book for the blind

A design student creates a graphic novel for the sight-impaired that tells a simple story through touch.

By June 3, 2013

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The Week in Pictures: Hacked humans and modded cars

From cartoons without any pictures to street-legal bumper cars, to bioengineered veins, these are a few of the best tech photos of the week.

By June 7, 2013

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Audio-based virtual gaming aims to help the blind navigate

Using only audio-based cues within the context of a video game metaphor, blind users in a study out of Harvard are able to explore a building's layout.

By April 1, 2013

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Feel like Spidey in a real-life spider-sense suit

Geeky getup developed by student lets wearers sense nearby objects in much the same way Spider-Man detects danger without the benefit of sight. Sorry, no web shooters included.

By February 27, 2013

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Prototype bodysuit tingles your Spidey senses

You don't need to be bitten by a radioactive spider to get a super-power. All you need is a special suit.

By February 24, 2013