Vision Aid, BrainPort Vision Pro, 2017
BrainPort is based on the proposition that one sees with the brain, not with the eyes. Embedded in the headset is a camera, a surrogate “eye,” that translates the shapes of things in the physical world into vibrations that can be felt through a device placed on the user’s tongue. With practice, one can learn to interpret the vibrating patterns and actually start to see.
It is credited
Lent by Wicab, Inc., Middleton, WI.
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Its dimensions are
H x W x D: 7.6 × 27.9 × 20.3 cm (3 × 11 × 8 in.)
This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition Access+Ability.