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New device lets blind boy see through sensations

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August 7, 2014
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A seven-year-old Chinese boy whose eyes were gouged out in an attack last year is able to see objects through a Brainport device by sending vibrations through the boy's tongue nerves. (Aug. 7) Video provided by AP


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