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Bionic eye breakthrough: Helping the blind to see

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February 26, 2014
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It may sound like science fiction, but for the first time, surgeons are implanting a bionic eye vice that’s giving some blind patients the gift of sight. Video provided by Ivanhoe


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Michigan Man Sees Thanks to 'Bionic Eye'

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AP (Apr. 23, 2014) — A legally blind Michigan man is 'seeing something new every day' thanks to a high-tech retinal implant procedure. He's one of the first in the country to receive a 'bionic eye' since the federal government approved the surgery. (April 23) Video provided by AP
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"vOICe" Helps the Blind 'See' With Their Ears

"vOICe" Helps the Blind 'See' With Their Ears

Reuters (Oct. 14, 2013) — Researchers at the University of Bath in England have developed a technology that transforms images of objects into sounds for the blind. They say their device, called the vOICe system, offers an effective, non-invasive solution to help the blind navigate their environment. Jim Drury went to see it first hand.
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Bionic Hand for Soldiers

Bionic Hand for Soldiers

Ivanhoe (May 28, 2014) — A prosthetic hand that bends, twists and moves. See how this bionic hand is helping wounded soldiers. Video provided by Ivanhoe
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Doctors Turn Android Into Eye Phone

Doctors Turn Android Into Eye Phone

Reuters (Nov. 12, 2013) — A team of eye-car professionals has developed technology that turns an Android smartphone into a portable, low-cost eye examination kit for use in remote areas of the developing world. Its designers say the device will help diagnose eye problems for thousands of people throughout rural Africa and India who are unable or unwilling to travel to urban centres to be tested. Jim Drury has more.
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