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Blind soldier 'sees' through his tongue

Discussion in 'The Pub' started by Tweetster, Mar 16, 2010.

  1. A soldier blinded by a grenade in Iraq is now able to identify shapes and walk unaided thanks to technology that enables him to "see" with his tongue.

    24-year-old Lance Corporal Craig Lundberg from Liverpool in the UK can also read words using the BrainPort device, despite being totally blind.

    Source & full story here:

  2. I saw something about a blind guy in the states who can "see" using echo location by clicking his tongue, much like a bat does.
    Can't remember where I read it but I was pretty amazed.
  3. [ibast . . . must . . . keep . . . it . . . out . . . of . . . the .. . .bedroom]
  4. what happens when his mobile phone gives the device interference?? Free LSD effect??
  5. I'm "seeing" some advantages!!.... :LOL:
  6. It'd certainly reduce complaints about not finding things.

  7. "It feels like licking a nine volt battery or like popping candy.".... wonder if the sensations are transferred??..... :-k
  8. I think you're thinking of Ben Underwood. He lost his eyes as a kid due to cancer.

    It's a bit tragic but he passed away last year, aged 16, from a relapse of the cancer that took his eyes.

    He was pretty amazing though. If I recall, he could shoot hoops, locate and identify fire hydrants and bins, ride a bicycle, and even play video games and WIN. :shock:
  9. #9 stu_h, Mar 16, 2010
    Last edited by a moderator: Jul 13, 2015

    this guy..
  10. Sounds like he's got this disability




  12. .. must come with GPS then!.. :D
  13. There's a joke there about size but I can't put my finger on it.
  14. .....I'm sure you are not alone there!!...