Tag archive for ‘Blind’

Israel’s Technion Offers New Hope For Blind Pedestrians

The Technion in Haifa and the Jacobs-Technion Cornel Institute in New York have conducted a study using the OpenStreetMap mapping system in order to give the blind greater freedom of movement in public spaces. More...

Gil Tanenbaum On Wednesday, December 10th, 2014

Much of Joan Rivers’ $150 Million Estate Going to Charity

The details of the will of the late great comic Joan Rivers who was taken from us too soon in an unnecessary act of medical malpractice just a few months ago have been revealed in the New York Post. She gave More...

Vered Weiss On Wednesday, September 10th, 2014

Uber Sued Yet Again, This Time For Refusing Service to Blind Passengers and their Dogs

Uber, the app that secures quick rides, has been sued yet again. This time, it isn’t from city cabbies who are worried about loss of income, but from customers who say drivers refuse to accommodate More...

Michael Ordman On Wednesday, June 11th, 2014

Seven Weeks Of Israeli Medical Treatments (Part 2)

– This is the second part of my review of Israel’s achievements during the seven weeks I was absent from the blog scene.  If you missed the first part – medical treatments – you can view More...

Jewish Business News On Monday, May 12th, 2014

Seeing by Hearing : Israeli Students Develop An Electronic ‘Guide Dog’ For The Blind

– The invention is based on a Kinect camera, mobile phone application and headphones. – – Three undergraduate students from the Faculty of Electrical Engineering at the Technion developed More...

Israeli Researchers: Blind Can ‘Hear’ Colors And Shapes

– – What if you could “hear” colors? Or shapes? These features are normally perceived visually, but using sensory substitution devices (SSDs) they can now be conveyed to the brain More...

New method to restore eyesight by projecting holographic images

  Photo by Prof. Shoham / By Avner Meyrav / One of the major causes for blindness in the Western world is degenerative diseases of the outer retina. Such diseases cause the body’s natural light receptors More...

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