MIT Fellow Creates Seeing Machine

By Eric Lundquist  |  Posted 2006-05-23

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.

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