|dethalternate||Date: Thursday, 20-March-2014, 8:07 PM | Message # 1|
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|Neil Harbisson, who sees only in black and white, claims he can now 'hear' colours after attaching a camera to an electronic chip was implanted in his skull . |
A colour blind artist claims he can now “hear” colours after having a camera device attached to a chip in his skull that converts images into sound vibrations.
Neil Harbisson, 31, who can only see in black and white, has worn an external electronic eye for a decade which picked up colour frequencies through its camera and transformed them into distinct sounds.
But he has convinced surgeons to implant a chip inside his skull, similar to a cochlear implant used by the hard of hearing, that allows him to perceive more intricate colours across the visual spectrum through bone vibrations.
Mr Harbisson, of Camden, north London, developed an interest in cybernetics – the science of electronic medical implants – to help overcome his achromatopsia, a rare form of total colour blindness.
The antenna , dubbed the “eyeborg”, is composed of a camera on one end and an audio input on the other end, which is now implanted inside the back of his skull.
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