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  1. Stem Cell Eye Cells Tested in Mice

    by Shaun McGarry, Vice Chairman on 24th July 2013 12:28 pm
    Sections: Health,Medical,News,Research,Science,Technology
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    = = = MIT Technology Review = = = Stem Cell Eye Cells Tested in Mice by Susan Young July 22, 2013 http://www.technologyreview.com/view/517376/stem-cell-eye-cells-tested-in-mice Scientists in the UK have produced rod-like photoreceptors from embryonic stem cells, and successfully transplanted them into the retinas of mice. The work suggests that embryonic stem cells could perhaps one day [...]


  2. A Microchip Restores Some Vision to Blind Patients

    by Shaun McGarry, Vice Chairman on 22nd February 2013 9:11 am
    Sections: Health,Medical,News,Science,Technology
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    Here is a piece of news that appearred in the MIT Technology Review, it is getting closer and closer for many of us to have replacement digital eyes! See below for a summary of the news and follow the link for the rest of the story. A Microchip from Retina Implant Restores Some Vision to [...]


  3. New Smarter, Smaller, Lighter Victor Reader Stream from Humanware!

    by Shaun McGarry, Vice Chairman on 31st January 2013 8:03 am
    Sections: General,News,Technology
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    Humanware announces the release of their new improved Victor Reader Stream gadget, on 28th January 2013. It replaces their older original Stream model with a slimmer, lighter and smarter plus the brand new feature of having a wireless connection to your internet (via WiFi not mobile phones!). see their press release info page for more [...]


  4. New Talking DECT Cordless Phone (Powertel 710)

    by Shaun McGarry, Vice Chairman on 13th August 2012 8:24 pm
    Sections: RNIB,Technology
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    RNIB Announces a new Talking cordless telephone .. RNIB Newsflash | Introducing our talking cordless telephone Confidently dial a number and hear the number announced back in a clear female English voice with the new Powertel 710 talking cordless telephone. Some highlights of the Powertel 710: • announces all incoming calls where name is in [...]


  5. Augmented Reality, Wrapped Around Your Finger

    by Shaun McGarry, Vice Chairman on 11th August 2012 11:16 am
    Sections: Technology
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    = = = MIT Technology Review = = = Augmented Reality, Wrapped Around Your Finger A camera-equipped ring could help the visually impaired identify objects and read text. By Rachel Metz Friday, August 10, 2012 Normally, we point at things to specify, or to emphasize, what we’re talking about. But a project from several MIT [...]


  6. New TVonics Talking freeview and recorder that talks!

    by Shaun McGarry, Vice Chairman on 14th May 2012 11:09 am
    Sections: RNIB,Technology
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    Latest NewsFlash from RNIB about a new talking Freeview digi-box with built-in recorder. TVonics Freeview+ HD recorder The new TVonics Freeview+ HD recorder makes it easy for you to watch and record your favourite TV programmes and series by making your TV talk. This digital recorder has built-in speech software that announces on-screen information to [...]


  7. A Retinal Prosthetic Powered by Light

    by Shaun McGarry, Vice Chairman on 8:09 am
    Sections: Technology
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    = = = Extract from a MIT Technology Review story = = = A Retinal Prosthetic Powered by Light A new type of eye implant requires less hardware and could restore more vision than existing devices. Sunday, May 13, 2012 By Katherine Bourzac Retinal implants powered by light could reverse some vision loss with simple [...]


  8. BrailleTouch — Texting Made Easy on Smart phones using Braille Input

    by Shaun McGarry, Vice Chairman on 22nd February 2012 2:29 pm
    Sections: Technology
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    Here is a story about some latest technology research coming out of an university in the USA. It is called BrailleTouch ! It is to enable blind users of the touch screen smart phones like the Apple’s iDevices and Google Android enabled phones to easily enter a text message without being hampered by the touchscreen! [...]


  9. WalkSafe – SmartPhone app to detect approaching cars

    by Shaun McGarry, Vice Chairman on 28th November 2011 10:24 am
    Sections: Technology
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    Dear Members, Here is an interesting piece of technology developed for the Android SmartPhones! It is an App that can detect an approaching car, using the built-in camera, up to 50m away and travelling 30mph or higher, and warns you with an audible sound and vibrate the phone. See the following link on the MIT [...]


  10. Healing Blindness in Mice

    by Shaun McGarry, Vice Chairman on 27th April 2011 6:52 pm
    Sections: Medical,News,Technology
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    Dear Members, Here is an interesting story from the medical research world about restoring vision. See below for extract or click on following link for full story. http://www.technologyreview.com/biomedicine/37467/?nlid=4395