[Cyborg] holy crap, tongue vision?

Adam Skory askory at gmail.com
Fri Mar 19 18:21:29 UTC 2010

Actually, my prototype has 16 electrodes! :P ( <- no emoto-pun intended...)

After talking to some profs here I started designing some studies to
test the thing out and then... well.. the research that someone's
actually paying me to do took over my life. >_<

I did notice that in at least the audio version of that story they
mentioned something about research being done at the University of
Pittsburgh... so I might have track some people down and pick their
brains to, ahem, electrify this project a bit again.


On Thu, Mar 18, 2010 at 5:09 PM, Eric Boyd <mrericboyd at yahoo.com> wrote:
> This stuff it totally awesome, they don't mention the name of the
> product but I bet it's the latest generation of "BrainPort" technology.
> http://vision.wicab.com/technology/
> Skory had a project back in the early days of sensebridge to build a diy
> version:
> https://www.noisebridge.net/wiki/Tongue_Tingler
> He actually finished the prototype before he left and let several people
> including me try it.  I think it only had 4 electrodes, front back left
> and right?  Anyway, it was a pretty awesome experience, very easy to set
> the current too high and make it painful!  I was able to feel each
> electrode as a different place though, so it was totally proof of
> principle that a diy version can be made.
> Eric
> On 3/18/10 1:13 PM, denise h. wrote:
>> a machine that converts visual images into a series of electrical
>> pulses which are sent to this blind dude's tongue!
>> http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/england/merseyside/8568485.stm
>> !!!
>> Denise
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