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Tongue Sonar

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posted on Apr, 15 2011 @ 10:32 PM
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The first practical test of the Tongue Sonar using a BrainPort pioneered by Dr. Paul Bach-y-Rita at the University of Wisconsin, was conducted around thirty years ago.

Research at the Florida Institute for Human and Machine Cognition, have shown that there have been exciting new developments using Tongue Sonar. In testing it has helped blind people find doorways, other people, and even helped them to catch balls.

A commercial version will be available soon, it has already restored balance to those whose vestibular systems in the inner ear had been damaged.

The military has obviously showed great interest in these Neuromodulation Device technologies, as they show huge potential for U.S. Navy Divers and Special Forces such as the Army Rangers.

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So every sensory perception has been focused upon by our military...a very interesting piece this is.

What do you know about how American tax dollars are spent?
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posted on Apr, 15 2011 @ 10:49 PM
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Good thread, seen this a while back in the papers.

Apparently they click their tongue like the sound a dolphin makes and it makes shapes viewable through the sound waves or something, all very interesting.

Though I doubt the avg blind person could afford this type of tech!



posted on Apr, 15 2011 @ 11:03 PM
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Excellent thread !


Text The military has obviously showed great interest in these Neuromodulation Device technologies, as they show huge potential for U.S. Navy Divers and Special Forces such as the Army Rangers.


Good point...Alot of people seem to bash the military and its spending habits while ignoring the fact that most of the worlds greatest technological advances have stemmed from it.



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