seen his young daughter.
But through technology once limited to the imagination
of science fiction writers, Weihenmayer, born
sight-impaired, now catches glimpses of people
and things he previously had only been able
to touch or hear.
The technology is called BrainPort, and this
weekend it will be one of several jaw-dropping
devices on display in Miami at the No Barriers
Festival, an international gathering of physically
limited athletes, wounded soldiers, disabled
kids and hopeful parents, and the scientists
and doctors who develop the technology that
lets them match the able-bodied step for step.