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Intracortical Visual Prosthesis

The Intracortical Visual Prosthesis (ICVP) is a type of implant that bypasses the optic nerves and the retina to link directly to the brain’s visual cortex. At Rush University Medical Center, this was successfully placed surgically in the study’s first participant. Overview: The surgery that was conducted is a part of Phase I Feasibility Study ..

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World Braille Day 2022

Every year the World Braille Day is celebrated on January 4. The day is celebrated to spread the importance of braille. It is celebrated by the United Nations and several other international organizations. About World Braille Day In 2018, the United Nations passed a resolution to celebrate January 4 as the World Braille Day. Following ..

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What is UDID Project?

The UDID project is under implementation since 2016. The Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities recently made it mandatory for all states and Union Territories to issue a certificate of disability only using UDID portal. This is to come into force from June 1, 2021. UDID is Unique ID for Persons with Disabilities Project. ..

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IIT Kanpur develops touch sensitive watch for visually impaired

A professor and a research associate of Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kanpur have developed a sensitive watch for the use of visually impaired people. The watch has tactile hour indicators of different shapes. These indicators help the visually impaired persons to recognize the time easily. About the Touch Sensitive Watch The user has to ..

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January 4: World Braille Day

Every Year January 4 is celebrated as World Braille Day in order to mark the birth anniversary of Louis Braille. Louis is the inventor of Braille, a written language for blind people. Highlights The World Braille Day is celebrated by the United Nations and also by other world organizations. In November 2018, the UN passed ..

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National Blindness and Visual Impairment Survey, 2019

The National Blindness and Visual Impairment Survey was released by the Union Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan at the 13th Conference of Central Council of Health and Family Welfare. The survey was conducted by the AIIMS, Delhi and Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare. The report was released in October 10, 2019. The survey ..

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