Forget Daredevil’s super abilities! It looks like a new Israeli invention could help the blind “see” via sound waves.
SSDs are non-invasive devices that provide visual information to the blind through their existing senses. For example, a visual-to-auditory SSD converts images from a miniature video camera into “soundscapes” that activate the visual cortex of the blind person, who listens through stereo headphones hooked up to a laptop or smartphone.
This technological breakthrough was the result of a collaboration between scientists at the Edmond and Lily Safra Center for Brain Sciences (from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem) and the Institute for Medical Research Israel-Canada.
Unfortunately there is no word of when the device will be available for sale to the masses (or even a name for the device from what I could find) although if anyone has any more info feel free to enlighten all of us below. ;-)