iCandy: April 2010

IEEE Spectrum's monthly slideshow proves that a picture is worth a thousand bytes

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Photo: Lewis Whyld/PA/AP Photo
No, this isn’t a novelty drinking device for campers or stadium-goers. The cable is part of a system that allows the man, a former British soldier who lost his sight to a grenade blast, to “see” with his tongue. Images captured by a camera attached to the glasses are transformed to signals that create impulses on a pad inserted in his mouth.
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