Monday, December 7, 2009

Fresno Teen Hopes for a Taste of Sight

Ms.Kathy has sent you the following story:

Posted on Friday, Dec. 04, 2009

Fresno teen hopes for taste of sight
By Barbara Anderson / The Fresno Bee

An experimental device that uses the tongue instead of the eyes to "see" could be on the market next year, and a blind Fresno teen hopes to be among the first to take one home.

Researchers say their BrainPort device does not replace the sense of sight, but lets the blind perceive images, making it easier for them to navigate their surroundings.

One group they foresee benefiting: Troops returning from Iraq and Afghanistan who are blind because of brain injuries.

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