FYI Could be a lip smacking good show. Here's licking at you kid. The tongues should be wagging after this one.----- Original Message ----- From: "Bob Acosta" <boacosta@xxxxxxxxxxx>
To: "tektalk discussion" <tektalkdiscussion@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> Sent: Monday, August 24, 2009 2:30 PMSubject: [Tektalkdiscussion] Fw: Fw: Accessible World Presents Tek Talk,"Seeing with Your Tongue", August 24, 2009
----- Original Message ----- From: "Bob Acosta" <boacosta@xxxxxxxxxxx>To: "tektalk discussion" <tektalkdiscussion@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> Sent: Wednesday, August 19, 2009 7:44 AMSubject: [Tektalkdiscussion] Fw: Accessible World Presents Tek Talk,"Seeingwith Your Tongue", August 24, 2009----- Original Message ----- From: "News Wire" <listservice@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>To: <boacosta@xxxxxxxxxxx> Sent: Tuesday, August 18, 2009 10:35 PM Subject: Accessible World Presents Tek Talk, "Seeing with Your Tongue", August 24, 2009 News Wire Wicab, Inc. in Middleton, WI is developing a new technology that has the potential to provide assistive benefits to blind individuals by enabling greater independence. As an assistive tool, the BrainPort vision device may enhance important functions as mobility, orientation, reading, object recognition, employment, and recreation. The BrainPort system presents information to the brain via electrical stimulation of the tongue, augmenting normal sensory channels. The device consists of an electrode array for the tongue, a video camera, and a control system. Luminance or brightness information is collected from a video camera and translated into electrical intensity patterns that are "displayed" tactilely on the tongue and interpreted as spatial-temporal visual information. With just a few hours of training, BrainPort users form a spatial reference of this new information to their environment. Participants have able to detect shapes, identify motion, report contrast differences and depth cues. The development of BrainPort technology has significant potential for improving safety and quality of life for those who are blind. Presenter: Aimee Arnoldussen, Ph.D.* email: *aarnoldussen@xxxxxxxxx Date: Monday, August 24, 2009 Time: 5:00 p.m. PDT, 6:00 p.m. MDT, 7:00 p.m. CDT, and 8:00 p.m. EDT And elsewhere in the world Tuesday 0:00 GMT Approximately 15 minutes prior to the event start time; go to The Pat Price Tek Talk Training Room at: http://conference321.com/masteradmin/room.asp?id=rsc9613dc89eb2 Or, alternatively. Select The Pat Price Tek Talk Training Room at: http://www.accessibleworld.com Enter your first and last names on the sign-in screen. All Tek Talk training events are recorded so if you are unable to participate live at the above times then you may download the presentation or podcast from the Tek Talk archives on our website http://www.accessibleworld.com All online interactive programs require no password, are free of charge, and open to anyone worldwide having an Internet connection, a computer, speakers, and a sound card. Those with microphones can interact audibly with the presenters and others in the virtual audience or text chat with the attendees. To speak to us, hold down the control key and talk; then let up to listen. If you are a first-time user of the Talking Communities online conferencing software, there is a small, safe software program that you need to download and then run. A link to the software is available on every entry screen to the Accessible World online rooms. Sign up information for all Accessible World News Wires and discussion lists are also available at our website http://www.accessibleworld.com Accessible World Contacts: Robert Acosta, Chair Accessible World 818-998-0044 Email: boacosta@xxxxxxxxxxx Web: http://www.helpinghands4theblind.org Joann Becker, Events Coordinator Accessible World 617-969-1213 Email: joannbecker@xxxxxxxxxxxx George Buys, CEO Talking Communities Email: buys@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx The Accessible World, a division of Helping Hands For The Blind, a 501(c) (3) not-for-profit organization, seeks to educate the general public, the disabled community and the professionals who serve them by providing highly relevant information about new products, services, and training opportunities designed specifically to eliminate geographic and access barriers that adversely affect them. --If you no longer wish to receive any more announcements from the AccessibleWorld announce list service, you may unsubscribe, edit your preferences or forward this email by using one of the links below. Unsubscribe: http://www.accessibleworld.org/lists/?p=unsubscribe&uid=bc448300d9b36f1867fa8bb0427649ad Update your preferences or unsubscribe: http://www.accessibleworld.org/lists/?p=preferences&uid=bc448300d9b36f1867fa8bb0427649ad Forward a Message to Someone: http://www.accessibleworld.org/lists/?p=forward&uid=bc448300d9b36f1867fa8bb0427649ad&mid=396 -- Powered by PHPlist, www.phplist.com -- _______________________________________________ Tektalkdiscussion mailing list Tektalkdiscussion@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx http://accessibleworld.org/mailman/listinfo/tektalkdiscussion_accessibleworld.org _______________________________________________ Tektalkdiscussion mailing list Tektalkdiscussion@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxhttp://accessibleworld.org/mailman/listinfo/tektalkdiscussion_accessibleworld.org
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