[Cyborg] Humans with Amazing Senses

Eric Boyd mrericboyd at yahoo.com
Fri Aug 21 22:59:51 PDT 2009


http://abcnews.go.com/Primetime/story?id=2283048&page=1

"If you listen closely to Ben or Kish, you can hear how they find their way. Ben says he can distinguish where the curbs are as he cruises his neighborhood streets. He can find the pole and the backboard on a basketball goal, and tell which is which by the distinctive echo each makes. Even though he can't see the goal he's aiming for, he can sink a basket."

I found this via:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Human_echolocation

Ben is unfortunately dead now (died of the same cancer that destroyed his eyes), but Kish apparently teach classes in Long Beach, CA to blind people, instructing them on how to do echolocation.  Super cool!

http://www.worldaccessfortheblind.org/instruction_training_and_workshops/index.html
"World Access for the Blind applies technological and strategic approaches to foster in students the ability to access critical information, and return to full functioning."

Eric


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