Monthly Archives: August 2011

The Argus™ II Artificial Retina

The Argus II Retinal Prosthesis System (“Argus II”) is designed to bypass damaged photoreceptors in certain blind patients. A miniature video camera housed in the patient’s glasses captures a scene. The video is sent to a small patient-worn computer (i.e., the video processing unit – VPU) where it is processed and transformed into instructions that are sent back to the glasses via a cable. These instructions are transmitted wirelessly to a receiver in the implant.

via Second Sight

Tempo and typography

This is a short song by Moondog called “Fog On The Hudson (425 West 57th Street)”. Moondog was a blind American composer, musician, poet, and inventor of several musical instruments. He lived on the streets of New York for 20 years, and recorded over 18 albums.
via jango.com and Wikipedia