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Israeli Researchers Help the Blind “Hear” Colors and Shapes

by Touchpoint Israel

Scientists at Hebrew University of Jerusalem have created sensory substitution devices (SSDs) that use musical notes to communicate colors and shapes to the blind. A camera transmits images to a computer or smart phone that then converts the images into sound. The lead researcher, Professor Amedi, says that it is possible for vision-processing areas of the brain to be “awakened” even after a lifetime of blindness. More information is available here.

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