Monthly Archives: August 2011

The Argusâ„¢ 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 and Wikipedia