MIT Fellow Creates Seeing Machine

By Eric Lundquist  |  Posted 2006-05-23 Print this article Print

An MIT poet, herself blind, is helping the blind see via digital technology.

An MIT poet, herself blind, is helping the blind see via digital technology.
Elizabeth Goldring, a senior fellow at MITs Center for Advanced Visual Studies, spent 10 years and called on the help of 30 fellow students and researchers to develop the $4,000 machine.
Goldring also helped develop a visual language to accompany the system, which is aimed at helping the blind navigate unfamiliar buildings. The current system works in black and white only; a color system is being developed. For additional information about the project from MIT, click here. For an article about the project in The New York Times, click here. Check out eWEEK.coms for the latest news, reviews and analysis in programming environments and developer tools.
Since 1996, Eric Lundquist has been Editor in Chief of eWEEK, which includes domestic, international and online editions. As eWEEK's EIC, Lundquist oversees a staff of nearly 40 editors, reporters and Labs analysts covering product, services and companies in the high-technology community. He is a frequent speaker at industry gatherings and user events and sits on numerous advisory boards. Eric writes the popular weekly column, 'Up Front,' and he is a confidant of eWEEK's Spencer F. Katt gossip columnist.

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