Neatorama Posts Tagged "blindness"
This Light-Up Cane for the Blind Communicates with Passersby...

Shruti Nivas, a product designer in Pune, India, developed this design that she calls "Sign." It's a navigational cane for visually impaired people. It has 2 buttons, one of which has a raised mark so that the user can d...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/04/07/Light-Up-Cane-for-the-Blind-Communicates-with-Passersby/
Blind Puppy's Brother Is His Seeing Eye Dog...

Jeffrey is blind in his left eye and mostly blind in his right. But his brother and best friend Jermaine can see clearly. So Jermaine guides his brother around and looks out for him.[http://vimeo.com/79676955] (Video Lin...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/11/21/Blind-Puppys-Brother-Is-His-Seeing-Eye-Dog/
An Autonomous, Self-Steering Robot Cane for the Blind...

(Photo: Cang Ye/University of Arkansas at Little Rock)This robotic cane is the future of navigational canes used by visually impaired people. Dr. Cang Ye, a roboticist at the University at Arkansas at Little Rock, led th...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/10/27/An-Autonomous-Self-Steering-Robot-Cane-for-the-Blind/
Blind Hockey...

Over the weekend, Canada held its first national blind hockey tournament. How do visually impaired people play hockey? With a big, hollow puck 10 centimeters across and filled with metal nuts and bolts that rattle. Playe...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/02/18/Blind-Hockey/
What Blinded Mary Ingalls?...

It was a jarring moment when generations of young...  ...But it turns out that scarlet fever doesn't cause blindness . Dr. Beth A. Tarini deduced, after a decade of re...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/02/04/What-Blinded-Mary-Ingalls/
How Do You Describe Color to Blind People? Badly....

[youtube 59YN8_lg6-U](Video Link)"Color is hard. How do you sighted people keep them all straight?" Tommy Edison has been blind since birth. He produces handy videos that explain that experience to sighted people, such a...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/12/06/How-Do-You-Describe-Color-to-Blind-People-Badly/
A Rubik's Cube for the Blind...

You can design a Rubik's Cube with Braille letters to signify colors. Doing so, howevever, presents a problem:But when you turn a braille letter upside down, it becomes a different braille letter. So as the user rotates...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/09/08/A-Rubiks-Cube-for-the-Blind/
Artificial Retina for the Blind...

Carnegie Mellon professor has developed a retinal prosthesis that restores sight to the blind: "My group has created a micro-fabricated thin film that is inserted beh...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/07/10/artificial-retina-for-the-blind/
Beep Baseball: Softball for the Visually Impaired...

(Video Link) This is wonderful! Just because people can't see doesn't mean they can't play a competitive sport. Beep Baseball uses beeping softballs and bases to tell players when to swing the bat and where to find...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/06/03/beep-baseball-softball-for-the-visually-impaired/
Braille Hamburgers...

The South African division of the fast food chain Wimpy provides menus in Braille. To get the word out, its chefs produced hamburger buns with sesame seeds carefully arranged on the surface to spell out words in Brai...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/01/12/braille-handburgers/




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