See with your tongue

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  1. XnavxeMiyyep macrumors 65816

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    Technology at it's best. I love it when technology helps out those that need it.
     
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    Astonishing. Presumably the resolution will go up eventually, or is that limited by the density of the nerves in the tongue? Still incredible.
     
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    Madison/Middleton ... I miss that place :)

    That is why university research is so important!
     
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    Wow. It's like Geordi's Visor from Star Trek. :D
     
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    No matter how many times I see the title of this thread in the forums, I think it says, "Sex with your tongue".
     
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    I wonder if you attached this to a person who could see if they would effectively gain a "third eye."
     
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    i wondered that too... how would my brain comprehend that...
     
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    Combining sight and sex with your tongue would make for an interesting combination.... ;)
     
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    We do big things here.:D Very impressive research.
     
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    sadly this device will only help people who lost their sight later after birth. Mostly only like cases like the guy in the article because people blind at birth or at a very early age brains are not able to do the things required to process sight.
     
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    I'm fairly certain one can do that right now without any technology. ;)
     
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    that's cool but I bet it will be very expensive as most things for blind people are. no way I could get it for my wife.
    but I emailed her the link to check out. most likely it will take a lot of training to use too
     
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    It's like having a flashlight while digging through a cave.
     
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    This is very interesting. I wonder how long this took to develop?
     
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    Truly an amazing discovery and an amazing piece of technology. The brain is an incredible machine.
     
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    But for the majority of the blind people, they don't actually foot the bill for those kinds of technologies. Insurance (if you're really lucky) and governmental agencies (vocational rehabilitation agencies mostly) pay for most of it.

    I don't know your wife's situation, but it's worth looking into.
     
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    I need to stop coming here so often.. I thought the same thing. Damn my eyes. I thought it was another one of Edesign's penis threads and was preparing to make witty jokes.

    rats. :D
     
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    http://vision.wicab.com/index.php

    You can check out the video there. Its resouliton is not comparable to that of most regular cameras, but it's still incredible.
     
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    Thats absolutely crazy and completely amazing
     
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    I saw out of my ear once. Man, was I F'ed up that night!
     

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