New Bluetooth system orients blind and sighted pedestrians
ANN ARBOR, Mich.--- A new Bluetooth system designed primarily for blind people places a layer of information technology over the real world to tell pedestrians about points of interest along their path as they pass them.
The Talking Points urban orientation system was developed at the Universit...
New Eye Surgery Gives Hope To Short-Sighted
A new type of eye surgery has given hope to severely short-sighted patients who want to rid themselves of thick glasses or contact lenses but are unsuited for laser treatment, two Singapore hospitals said Wednesday.
The procedure, offered by the National University Hospital and Tan Tock Seng...
Enhanced Vision Supports America's Leading Event for Blind and Visually Impaired
... in Boston, MA this Saturday, June 7th. The unique event is the only 5k championship race in the country where blind athletes compete directly against sighted
athletes in a "Blindfold Challenge".
"More 15 million Americans are diagnosed with blindness and low vision conditions such...
AFB Survey Finds Drug Labeling Puts People with Vision Loss at Serious Medical Risk
... visiting the emergency room or hospitalization;
depending on sighted
companions or complete strangers to convey necessary drug information.
...on a previous occasion and the packaging was so different that they asked a sighted
neighbor who happened to be visiting to read the label. The mistake made by...
Serotek First to Offer 64-Bit Support
...nsumers and IT professionals
Blind information technology professionals have long struggled with the
issue of being a step behind their sighted
counterparts due to a lag in access
technology and its inability to support the latest mainstream developments.
With the release of System Access 3.0,...
Second Annual 'Eye Ball' Fights Juvenile Diabetes, Says Oklahoma Academy of Ophthalmology
...al eleventh summer. Blind since birth, Tom lived in a
challenging world of isolation and special treatment. But he was driven to
break out and live as sighted
people do. This book is a hair-raising,
heart-warming experience that culminates in Tom's determination to realize
his dreams of a "normal" life.
Athletes' Study Shows Pride, Shame Universal Behaviors
... Whether sighted
or blind, Olympic competitors displayed innate res...ational Academy of Sciences , shows that blind and sighted
individuals displayed pride and shame behaviors in...atch, the researchers found that winning athletes, sighted
and blind and across all cultures, tended to raise...
Hybrid Cars Pose Risk to Blind, Visually Impaired
...people, said Dr. Karen Gourgey, a member of the council's environmental access committee.
"Recent studies have shown that even people who are fully sighted
use hearing as well as vision to make street crossing decisions, though they may not realize it. And we haven't even mentioned children and older peop...
Standard Management Seeks Additional Shares
...rd-looking statements. Forward-looking statements in this
press release include, without limitation, the ability of the Company to
address the factors sighted
by our independent auditors as a basis for
their qualified audit opinion, the performance and growth of our business,
potential future acquisitions, a...
The Eyes of Christmas: Top Stars Telecast 12 Hours of Holiday Music and Memories for the Visually Impaired to Over 80 Million Homes on Multiple Cable Networks
...national, the nation's leading
non-profit fighting RP (Retinitis Pigmentosa) and other degenerative eye
diseases. Founder Helen Harris also encourages sighted
viewers to tune into
"The Eyes of Christmas" broadcast to take the "traveling eye test," which
enables early diagnosis and treatment of disorders. Thi...
Sighted in Medical Products
Description:... Maxport is a powerful magnifier that helps the partially sighted
read anywhere. This battery operated system is composed of a hand magnifier attached to a pair of electronic glasses. Maxport can be taken anywhere be...
Company:Enhanced Vision, Inc.
Sighted in Biological News
Invasive Australian jellyfish sighted in Gulf of Mexico in summer 2007
The invasive Australian jellyfish, Phyllorhiza punctata, first reported in great quantities in the Gulf of Mexico in 2000, has made a vigorous reappearance this summer in waters from southwestern Louisiana to Morehead City, North Carolina. Beachgoers and boaters are encouraged to report their sig...
Disappearing act of world's second largest fish explained
... of the iconic species and highlights just how little we still know about even the largest of marine animals, the researchers said.
"While commonly sighted
in surface waters during summer and autumn months, the disappearance of basking sharks during winter has been a great source of debate ever since an a...
Right whale sedation enables disentanglement effort
...verall safety of the operations as well improve the chances of the whales's survival."
The animal (New England Aquarium catalog No: 3311) was first sighted
entangled east of Brunswick, Ga., on Jan. 14, 2009, by the Georgia Wildlife Trust aerial survey team, which noted multiple lengths of heavy line cutti...
High numbers of right whales seen in Gulf of Maine
...haven't seen in years, while other individuals are sighted
fairly often," team member Pete Duley said, noting...right whales, mostly females and their calves, are sighted
each year in aerial surveys off the southeast coas...ey see. Other species of whales and marine mammals sighted
are recorded into the data logging system but are ...
Facial expressions of emotion are innate, not learned, says new study
...study is the first of its kind to demonstrate that sighted
and blind individuals use the same facial expressi...David Matsumoto compared the facial expressions of sighted
and blind judo athletes at the 2004 Summer Olympic...ical correlation between the facial expressions of sighted
and blind individuals was almost perfect," Matsumo...
Goose eggs may help polar bears weather climate change
...food. This new analysis appears in Polar Biology .
"Over 40 years, six subadult male bears were seen among snow goose nests, and four of them were sighted
after the year 2000," says Robert Rockwell, a research associate in Ornithology at the American Museum of Natural History and a Professor of Biology a...
Let the cat keep chasing the mouse
... for 1600 wildcats.
In spite of good habitat conditions in two forest areas in the Rhine Valley and northeast of the Rhine no wildcats have been sighted
for decades. These areas have obviously been cut off from the population. Suitable corridors are lacking through which the animals could enter these t...
New fish has a face even Dale Chihuly could love
... to see in the same way that humans do, could represent an entirely unknown family of fishes, says a University of Washington fish expert.
The fish, sighted
in Indonesian waters off Ambon Island, has tan- and peach-colored zebra-striping, and rippling folds of skin that obscure its fins, making it look lik...
Photo-monitoring whale sharks
...o season, suggesting the population is growing. In addition, they found that about two-thirds of the sharks were repeat visitors while one-third were sighted
only once during the study period.
The authors say their study suggests that the management guidelines for whale shark ecotourism at Ningaloo app...
'Twinkle after-effect' can help retinal patients detect vision loss quickly and cheaply
... in their visual field. Since everyone has a blind spot where the optic nerve meets the retina, this perceptual fill in process is useful for normally sighted
people, allowing them a complete visual image. But this innate process can mask the effects of serious disorders such as diabetic retinopathy and glau...
Sighted in Biological Technology
Sighted in Biological Definition
... (a rapid, involuntary "shaking" of the eyes) or stigmatism, though this and general vision often improves towards middle age , when most "normally" sighted
individuals begin to suffer long- or short-sightedness, due to changes in muscle tension.
Individuals with these conditions may be helped by the use...