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Smart Gloves Teach People Braille, Even When They Are Distracted
2014-06-24 06:30:06

Gerard LeBlond for redorbit.com - Your Universe Online Georgia Institute of Technology researchers modified wearable computer gloves several years ago to teach beginners how to play piano melodies in 45 minutes. In a recent advancement in the same wearable technology, they’re helping people learn to read and write Braille. An added surprise was that the participants didn’t even have to pay attention, they learned while doing something else. Georgia Tech professor Thad Starner, a...

2014-06-23 23:02:52

Braverman Eye Center now offers surgery for cataracts in the Fort Lauderdale area at the most affordable prices. Hallandale Beach, Florida (PRWEB) June 23, 2014 Braverman Eye Center now offers surgery for cataracts in the Fort Lauderdale area at the most affordable prices. The surgeons of the clinic have successfully treated a large number of cataract patients. They specialize in cataract surgery and small-incision laser assisted cataract and implant surgery. They deploy the most advanced...

2014-06-23 08:27:39

ATLANTA, June 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Alimera Sciences, Inc. (NASDAQ: ALIM) (Alimera), a biopharmaceutical company that specializes in the research, development and commercialization of prescription ophthalmic pharmaceuticals, today announced that the Italian Medicines Agency (Agenzia Italiana del Farmaco) has granted marketing authorization to ILUVIEN® for the treatment of vision impairment associated with chronic diabetic macular edema (DME) considered insufficiently responsive to...

2014-06-23 04:20:48

Retina Implant AG's Lead Clinical Trial Investigator Presents Patient Experiences with the Alpha IMS Subretinal Implant LONDON, June 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Retina Implant AG, the leading developer of subretinal implants for patients blinded by retinitis pigmentosa (RP), today announced that Professor Eberhart Zrenner, Retina Implant's co-founder and lead clinical trial investigator and founding director of the Institute of Ophthalmic Research, University of Tuebingen, Germany,...

2014-06-21 08:20:25

Foundation Fighting Blindness Co-Founder and Chairman Gordon Gund and Family to Catalyze Retinal Degenerative Disease Research with Unlimited Donation Matching Challenge for Two Years COLUMBIA, Md., June 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- In support of the fight to eradicate blindness, Foundation Fighting Blindness Chairman and Co-Founder Gordon Gund and his family announced a matching gift challenge they hope will result in millions of dollars in funds to accelerate pre-clinical,...

2014-06-19 16:29:03

VALPARAISO, Ind., June 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- On Thursday, August 14(th), Golden Tech will be hosting its Do Good Golf Tournament at The Valparaiso Country Club. Funds raised at the 3(rd) annual Do Good Event will go towards purchasing Braille Notetaker technology to help visually-impaired students compete in the classroom and be confident in their futures. Golden Tech is an IT Solutions provider committed to pursuing excellence in making technology work for people with offices in...

2014-06-19 08:28:14

SOPHIA ANTIPOLIS, France, and SAN DIEGO, June 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Nicox S.A. (NYSE Euronext Paris: COX), the international ophthalmic company, and Sequenom, Inc. (NASDAQ:SQNM), a life sciences company providing innovative genetic analysis solutions, today announced that Nicox's subsidiary, Nicox Inc. is launching expanded access to Sequenom Laboratories' RetnaGene(TM) portfolio of laboratory-developed genetic tests in the United States (U.S.). The RetnaGene portfolio includes...

Sensor In Eye Could Watch For Glaucoma And Track Pressure Changes
2014-06-17 03:37:51

By Michelle Ma, University of Washington Your eye could someday house its own high-tech information center, tracking important changes and letting you know when it’s time to see an eye doctor. University of Washington engineers have designed a low-power sensor that could be placed permanently in a person’s eye to track hard-to-measure changes in eye pressure. The sensor would be embedded with an artificial lens during cataract surgery and would detect pressure changes...

2014-06-13 23:07:16

Guiding Eyes, the nonprofit known for its outstanding guide and service dogs, recently welcomed the return of NY Giants Quarterback Eli Manning as host of their 37th annual Guiding Eyes Golf Classic. More than 250 golfers teed off, raising significant funds for the organization. Westchester County, NY (PRWEB) June 13, 2014 Guiding Eyes, the nonprofit known for its outstanding guide and service dogs, recently welcomed the return of NY Giants Quarterback Eli Manning as host of their 37th...

2014-06-12 23:09:39

Ophthalmologist Michael Tracy, MD of Carlsbad Eye Care describes new findings on potential eye dangers. San Diego, CA (PRWEB) June 12, 2014 A recent study by the American Academy of Ophthalmology has found a link between age-related macular degeneration (AMD) and medications for managing high blood pressure. According to the study, vasodilators are associated with a nearly 75% greater risk of developing AMD or other vision-threatening diseases. Carlsbad ophthalmologist Dr. Michael Tracy...


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2010-09-23 19:56:17

The Braille system is a method that is widely used by blind people to read and write. It was devised in 1821 by Louis Braille, a blind Frenchman. The Braille characters are made up of six dot positions arranged in a rectangle containing two columns of three dots each. Including a subset when dots are not raised, there are sixty-four possible subsets. The positions on the grid are number 1-3 from top to bottom, on the left, and 4-6 from top to bottom on the right. Horizontal Braille text is...

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grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'