Developed by Wisconsin-based Wicab, the device translates visual information from a video camera into gentle electrical stimuli for the tongue. Eventually, users are able to interpret the signals to "see" where objects are located, how big they are, and how quickly and in what direction they are moving.
"Medical device innovations like this have the potential to help millions of people," said William Maisel, chief scientist at the FDA's Center for Devices and Radiological Health, said in a statement. "It is important we continue advancing device technology to help blind Americans live better, more independent lives."
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