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Smart Glasses Help the Blind See

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Rob Spiegel
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Bringing eyesight to the blind
Rob Spiegel   11/21/2013 8:37:02 AM
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Nice article, Cabe. Electronic advancement for the diabled have been just amazing lately. This one is a true winner.

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Re: Bringing eyesight to the blind
mrdon   11/21/2013 4:11:42 PM
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Rob

I agree. The advancement of electronics has impacted our society in unimaginable ways. I'm quite intriqued with these glasses because of the use of OLED used to display visual images for the blind. These glasses also remind me of the device Forrest Mims made to the aid the blind. If my memory is correct, he used lasers for object detection and an electronic oscillator circuit for auditory feedback. Great article Cabe!

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Charles Murray   11/21/2013 4:59:04 PM
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Between these glasses, which aid people with limited vision, and the walking stick, which can serve those with no vision, we've got two important technologies for the blind today.

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Rob Spiegel   11/21/2013 10:16:51 PM
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You're describing another great gadget, MrDon. Amazing what the field of electronics is doing.

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Re: Bringing eyesight to the blind
mrdon   11/21/2013 10:32:06 PM
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Rob

I agree. Electronics is just a fascinating field to study. One of the reasons for me wanting to teach it to adults and teenagers. I enjoy building cool electronic gadgets and writing about them in my books.

 

http://www.amazon.com/Make-Ultimate-Microcontroller-Projects-Arduino/dp/1449360661/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1385091076&sr=8-2&keywords=Don+Wilcher

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Rob Spiegel   11/22/2013 12:35:52 AM
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Isn't that something, Chuck, that they would be posted on the same day? I have a feeling we're just getting started on the advances in medical technology. I think we're seeing the beginning of decades-long explosion.

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Rob Spiegel   11/22/2013 1:16:57 AM
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That's very impressive MrDon. Looks like you've been writing about MindStorms and Arduino for quite some time. And you have a new book coming out in January. That's pretty cool.

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TJ McDermott   11/22/2013 2:12:25 AM
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Dr. Hicks is right - current eye-implantable technology IS dangerous.  But the future will have artificial eyes of some sort, be it cybernetic or organic.  Very few people would willingly keep their prescription eye glasses if artificial eyes are safe and affordable.

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A job for Google Glass?
Ken E.   11/22/2013 9:53:10 AM
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This sounds like the kind of product that might be suited to the myriad of developers out in the world of portable 'apps'.  I'd think that you could mimic many of those functions with the current capabilities of most smartphones, without all the specialized hardware.  (Blind people do not want to look like dorks either.)

For any app developers out there- You're welcome! I hope you get rich!  In this case though, perhaps open source is better.

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mrdon   11/22/2013 10:02:27 AM
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Rob

Thanks. I have a lot of fun designing and building cool electronic projects. The books allow me to share my passion with others to partake in the fun of building awesome gadgets.

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