Daily Archives: 10/01/2013

ARTIFICIAL EYE – Help for the Blind

January 10, 2013

I don’t know about you but my heart goes out to any blind person who crosses my path. I think of all the beauty and colors that they are unable to see especially the ones who are born blind. Here’s some good happy news for a change that I’d like to share with the world at large. 

Artificial Eye/ Retinal Prosthesis could help the Blind see again.

Click on the link below and scroll down to the picture of the artificial eye.

https://www.facebook.com/amazingfactsandnature?group_id=0

Shawn Kelly, a senior systems scientist at Carnegie Mellon University, has developed a computer chip that translates camera images into electrical pulses that the nerves inside the brain can understand. The result is vision.

The cameras are incredibly small and mounted on a pair of glasses. The digital information picked up from the camera is sent along a wire to a thin film surgically implanted in the back of the patient’s eye, between the sclera and the retina. The electrical signals stimulate the nerves in the retina, and that allows the patient to see. The system is powered via induction – not much current is necessary since the electric field doesn’t have to penetrate far into the head.

Let’s hope it will be available to the public very soon at affordable prices. Better still that insurances will cover this. 

Artificial Eye

GAZA Left in the Dark!

January 10, 2013

I know that we need to focus on the good on the light and bright side of life, to spread goodwill, to spread the positive and all that and basically I agree absolutely with that. BUT there is a but here!

I happened to see this short film today on Al Jazeera, about how the Palestinian civilians have to live their lives in Gaza with sporadic power cuts, every single day of their lives, at different times without warning disrupting their lives. A life void of all human dignity. It is inhuman to say the least. And this is only one part of the tragedy. Yet so-called democratic Israel the occupiers, who act more and more like Nazis, will have their way and no one can do or will do anything about it. I wonder why the whole world, including the rich neighboring Arab countries, turn a blind eye to the plight of the innocent Palestinian civilians in Gaza! Most of the Christian Palestinians were literally chased away out of their homes and land over half a century ago, and the Palestinian Moslems who remained since have been systematically mercilessly and unjustly robbed of their land, their homes, their life and their dignity. Having to worry daily about two basic needs, electricity and water, that is denied them by the Israelis, the people of Gaza are stuck and alone in their misery.

Anyone who cares about human rights, justice, peace, equality, should see this film and pass it on to others to be informed, because mainstream western media does not bring us such news. So to spread peace, light and positive energies one needs to shed light on the injustices and the darkness in this world that exist all around us and that need to be changed.

Gaza Left in the Dark – a documentary