[Cyborg] infrared vision, lighting your inner ear

Eric Boyd mrericboyd at yahoo.com
Fri Jul 31 18:34:30 PDT 2009


Two interesting links I've been keeping in my browser tabs:

Wearable Computer With Lightweight HUD
http://hardware.slashdot.org/story/09/07/27/1932234/Wearable-Computer-With-Lightweight-HUD?art_pos=8

The article is a pretty cool, but actually it's the topmost comment that 
really caught my attention.  Infrared visual overlays could be awesomely 
useful!  I want one!

Light-wave implant hope for deaf
http://newsvote.bbc.co.uk/mpapps/pagetools/print/news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/health/7737307.stm?ad=1

Apparently firing infrared light into the inner ear stimulates the 
nerves there, producing the sensation of sound (!).  And even more, the 
trick apparently produces better results than standard cochlear 
implants, because the narrow light beam can be targeted far better than 
an electrode.

Eric




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