The Seeing Tongue

Submitted by: samemo 11 years ago in Science
http://www.sciencenews.org/articles/20010901/bob14.asp

In-the-mouth electrodes give blind people a feel for vision.
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Male 4,393
cool
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Male 78
WOW! That is exceedingly interesting if it works! I`m all for technology & having close friends who are blind, this would be incredble to say the least!

To lighten such a story:
How did Helen Keller burn her face?
She answered the iron.
How did she burn the other side?
They called back.

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Male 356
I wonder how they managed to get the signals down...
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Female 207
I know enough blind people who don`t care to see.
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Female 268
i lived in madison for about 6 years
i love that city!!
now i live about 30 minutes away.
the UW is always coming up with cool pooe.
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Male 109
Tis awesome the power of science!
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Female 296
*stands and applauds* I`m happy... I`m gonna go blind if my eyesight keeps deteriorating at the rate it is. Nice to know I might eventually have a real way to see again. (I think I`d die if I ever became blind. I rely really heavily on my eyesight. All I do is read and write!)
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Male 280
thats so kool!
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Male 3,014
JamalJoones, I think you should F*CK OFF NOW!!!

retard.

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Male 602
So they lick to see or what?
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Female 157
wait, from the impression I got, their tongues wouldn`t be hanging out. The camera is not inside the mouth. That`s just the place they use to get the signals to the brain.
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Male 199
sweet. eventually i bet theyll go back to the glasses or else its gonna be a fake eye with a replaceable camera or something and itll turn out like that magnetic touch thing in fingers where they can feel if a wire is live or not before even touching it.
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Female 411
they wouldn`t care if their tongues were hanging out all day. they`re blind remember?
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Male 908
Well...
This should be kinda scary
A bunch of blind people walking down streets with their tounges hanging out
Kinda reminds me of the Descent
Hopefully they dont try to eat anyone
^_^
cannibal blind people
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Female 815
Well it seems easier than hooking cameras to your brain. Just pressing a small device to your tounge and you can take it away just as easy...sounds cool...Galileo how would you feel if i scooped your freakin eyes out??
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Male 1,478
Cool, but i know that shafik, for one, would feel like an pillock walking about with his tounge out and a cable in his mouth
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Female 799
Interesting.
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Male 731
now blind ppl can read books
im so happy for them
and KEWLIE!!!
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Male 316
Gee, how quickly did the whole Glasses = Seeing thing get outdone. Forget all those cables and geeky glasses, we`ll just walk around with our tongues hanging out. That is almost as cool as the blind children who are born with the ability to see by clicking, much like a bat does.
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Male 2,567
WOw ?!
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Male 236
^^ thats hilarious lolakitty.
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Female 1,972
This would revolutionise pornography.
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Male 21
weud yah beuleve dat jamal jones teunghe iz bwack?
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Female 84
Wow, that`s pretty interesting actually.
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Male 1,526
i would rater have a camera implanted anywhere i wanted. wouldent want to have something in my mouth
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Female 412
that`s pretty cool, i think i`ve seen the eye one too Protozero
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Male 18
That`s very interesting. But I`ve already seen the same thing except they put the electrodes in the back of the eyes and the camera on a bluky set of sunglasses.
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Female 123
woah KEWLIE
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Male 58
its kinda trippy to be honest
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Male 401
Link: The Seeing Tongue [Rate Link] - In-the-mouth electrodes give blind people a feel for vision.
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