25 09, 2019

I See What You Did There, Brain Implant (Cool Weird Awesome 135)

By |2019-09-25T06:39:21-04:00September 25th, 2019|Categories: Cool Weird Awesome, Podcasts|Tags: , |

UCLA is testing a brain implant that takes the images captured by a tiny camera and converts them into electrical impulses that stimulate the part of the brain responsible for sight. It helps blind people detect darkness and lightness, as well as sensing motion.

20 09, 2019

Bah Gawd It’s A Smart Cane (Cool Weird Awesome 132)

By |2019-09-23T08:53:19-04:00September 20th, 2019|Categories: Cool Weird Awesome, Podcasts|Tags: , , , , |

The weWALK is a smart cane for blind pedestrians, with ultrasonic sensors to detect obstacles ahead and Google Maps connections to navigate through and describe the surrounding area. Plus: if you like pickles, the Big Dill festival is back this weekend in Baltimore.