We’ve seen some startling achievements over the past couple of years when it comes to restoring sight for the blind.
Back in August 2012, researchers at the University of California-Berkeley were using injections of a chemical called AAQ to help people with vision impairments. And in February 2013, California-based Second Sight was testing a retinal prosthesis that allowed blind patients to see shapes.
Today, researchers at the University of Bath in England are tackling this issue on a completely different level.
They’ve developed a device that allows you to recognize objects in front of you by – get this – mapping out your current surroundings with sound.
In other words, they’ve found a way to let you “see” through your ears!
If you’ve ever seen the superhero movie, Daredevil, this is almost exactly the same ability that Ben Affleck’s character obtained.
And current tests show that the technology can help people identify objects better than previous methods.
Click on the video below for all the details concerning this new vision impairment research…