With over 250 million visually impaired people across the world, the need for more advanced technological aid is evident. Today, thanks to cutting-edge research taking place at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, we are closer to a solution.
Professor Amir Amedi and his team discovered that a key to helping unlock sight is sound. They 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 physical characteristics.
While still in the 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 with a tool to navigate the world.
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