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The song that gives sight to the blind

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THE CHALLENGES WE’RE WORKING ON

Over 250 million people across the globe are visually impaired.

HOW WE’RE SOLVING THEM

Professor Amir Amedi and his team at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem created, EyeMusic, a technology that turns a camera’s visual data into an auditory language that describes the image the camera sees. The musical language a user hears communicates objects in the room, where they are in relation to one another, and their visual characteristics.

THE IMPACT OF OUR WORK

Despite being in its prototype phase, the innovation has already received 4 million Euros in grants from the European Research Council. This technology pushes the boundaries of our understanding of brain sciences and provides the visually impaired a tool to navigate the world.

This is just one example of the work you fund when you give to American Friends of the Hebrew University.

ABOUT AFHU

Founded in 1925, AFHU is a national, not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization, headquartered in New York City. We connect the passions of Americans to the talent at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, one of the world’s most distinguished academic and research institutions. Collectively, its students, faculty, and alumni have won eight Nobel Prizes, developed treatments for diseases, and ignited innovation that has led to more than 8,900 patents.

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