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You’re dead asleep, then you’re just dead. It’s estimated that 30-percent of sudden cardiac deaths happen overnight. See what’s helping some people live to see another day.

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Reuters - Innovations Video Online (Dec. 10, 2014) — High school students in Poland develop wearable technology to help blind people navigate their surroundings. The device, nicknamed 'Torch', uses infrared sensors attached to the head and chest which emit a sound or vibrate at increasing intensity as the wearer approaches an object -- much like the way torchlight illuminates whatever the beam is focused on. Matthew Stock has more. Video provided by Reuters
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