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It’s Time For Blind Americans To Start Seeing With A Device That Uses Their Tongues

The USFood and drug Administration approved a new device that helps the blind to see by their tongues. Robert Beckman, the Chief Executive Officer of closely held Wicab Inc that the brainPort V100 which is cleared for 250,000 extremely blind Americans in absence of sensitivity to light will be costing about $10,000.

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The BrainPort V100 is a three-part device which catches images with a camera fixed on sunglasses, directs them through a hand-held controller and forwards them to a 1-inch square device which has 400 electrical stimulation points that relaxes on the blind’s tongue

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Robert said that with this new device people are able to learn interpretations of these designs or stimulation on their tongue in order to know what exactly is in front of them, Robert continued and said “we don’t want to generate incorrect hopes, they need to learn and practice the technology.”

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