Argentine-made telemeter would allow blind people to see
July 2, 2011
Javier Fornes, an Argentine who defines himself as an “inventor”, created the prototype of a device that allows bling people to detect objects which are 3 meters away.
M24Digital did a follow up on this Telemeter which, through sound, is able to make the person aware of objects which are 3 meters away, and even tell about their shape.
Fornes explained that “the device was created to capture dangerous objects on the middle distance, beyond the pole [used by blind people when walking]. It can tell you whether a column is square or round”.
“In the long term there is possibility of transferring auditory cortex to the visual,” which makes it “likely for blind people to see real images, but not as we know them. The brain can form images from the visual cortex”.