blindness

Canada

Scientists Are Furious Over Canada’s Bizarre Ban on Importing Zebrafish

Research into Alzheimer’s, blindness, heart disease, and arthritis has been killed.
Jovana Drinjakovic
1.2.17
kickstarter

A Disabilities Tech Company Is Raising Money on Kickstarter

Furenexo is developing three prototype accessibility products with the hope of serving a large market.
Madison Margolin
7.19.16
Science

Facial Recognition Apps Are Leaving Blind People Behind

Face-scanning apps are the latest trend in biometrics, but do they work for people with sight issues?
Jonathan Keane
3.22.16
studies

Two New Techniques Get Us Closer to Regenerating Eyeballs

Very different stem cell-based methods arrive at a common cause: restoring vision.
Michael Byrne
3.10.16
INDIA

This Handheld Device Will Help the Blind Echolocate

Ausion alerts the user of any obstacle within a three-meter radius and indicates how far it is using musical notes.
Adwait Patil
7.20.15
jacked in

Rewiring the Brain to Create New Senses

How the brain's neuroplasticity lets us substitute one sense for another—and invent new ones.
Luke Robert Mason
6.10.15
jacked in

How Shining Light Into the Brain Can Switch On an Erection or Switch Off Pain

Blue lights and gene therapy could potentially be used to treat blindness, PTSD, and obesity.
Caleb Garling
6.9.15
Melvyn Goodale

What It’s Like For Someone Who’s Blind to 'See' by Echolocation

Echolocation can be a neurological replacement for vision in people who are blind.
Steph Yin
5.26.15
video

The Dramatic Difference Between Blindness and Having No Eyes

"A world without light."
Michael Byrne
5.24.15
rats

This Brain Implant Gives Blind Rats a Compass-Like Sense of Direction

Blind rats with the device could tell their way around a maze as well as rats with vision.
Victoria Turk
4.2.15
Gaming

Discover This Game World as a Blind Girl Searching for Her Cat

'Beyond Eyes' represents visually how the blind mind-map their surroundings through other senses.
Edwin Evans-Thirlwell
3.17.15
apps

This App Helps Blind People Navigate London's Tube by Sound

One user said it made her feel "like a normal citizen."
Victoria Turk
3.6.15
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