Advances in prosthetics

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Advances in prosthetics

Post by Pyrrho » Mon Oct 13, 2014 12:39 am

Implantable electrodes

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Re: Advances in prosthetics

Post by Witness » Wed Jun 06, 2018 8:56 pm

Self-leveling robotic spoon for people with disabilities:

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Post by Anaxagoras » Thu Jun 14, 2018 11:04 am

Did you know that they invented glasses that allow colorblind people to see color?

They're called Enchroma glasses.

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Re: Advances in prosthetics

Post by ed » Thu Jun 14, 2018 11:08 am

I think that it is a bit more complicated than that .

Do these glasses remove women's clothes too I wonder.
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Post by Anaxagoras » Thu Jun 14, 2018 11:56 am

I don't know how it works, but apparently it does. From my own understanding of color blindness, it wouldn't be something that glasses could fix. But there are different kinds of color blindness. To be clear, these glasses don't work for all kinds of color blindness. I think normal color vision in humans is called trichromacy, meaning you can see three primary colors, and all the other colors are different combinations of those three. But there are dichromats who can only see two colors and monochromats who can only see one.
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Re: Advances in prosthetics

Post by Doctor X » Sun Jun 17, 2018 7:55 am

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Re: Advances in prosthetics

Post by Pyrrho » Sun Jun 17, 2018 1:13 pm

Enchroma review

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I had watched the emotional unboxing videos where people saw color for the first time, videos of the Indiana boys who all got a pair, the dad who cried looking into his kids’ eyes, the other dad whose family took him to the mountains for his birthday, and I so wanted my experience to be like theirs. I wanted to weep as I reveled in some fantastic new range of the color spectrum with which only people with normal color vision or a history of hallucinogenic drug use were familiar.

The truth is, I didn’t really expect any of that. You see, I had already talked to the people at Enchroma at length regarding the lenses. I understood how they worked and what they were, and were not, capable of doing. And in doing so, I came to the not-exactly-startling realization that there are people on the internet who are not completely honest. Here are a few things to consider when critically analyzing these videos.

Immediate gratification
According to the person at Enchroma, typical response to the glasses takes from 5-15 minutes up to a few hours or even a few days. Everyone responds differently, and while it’s possible that someone could be struck immediately by the difference, this was not my, nor the typical, reaction.

“They cured my color blindness!”
Enchroma Cx lenses are no more a cure for color blindness than regular prescription lenses are a cure for poor eyesight. They are a corrective lens, designed to help the wearer see colors better while they are being worn. While the rep did say they have had reports of people who claim persistence of color vision after removing the glasses, and they’re looking into the claims, there have not been any verifiable instances of uncorrected color vision improvement.

“I’ve seen nothing but gray my whole life, and now I can see color!”
No, just no. Remember the types of color blindness I described above? Wearing a pair of glasses will not miraculously “turn on” the cones in your eyes that aren’t working. Enchroma Cx glasses can not help you if you have Dichromacy or Monochromacy.
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Re: Advances in prosthetics

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Re: Advances in prosthetics

Post by no one in particular » Thu Aug 02, 2018 3:51 am

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That's an amazing but very specific prosthetic. Although I suppose that is necessarily true for all well functioning prosthetics. Anyway, Davos Seaworth would be ecstatic.
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Re: Advances in prosthetics

Post by sparks » Thu Aug 02, 2018 3:48 pm

Impressive. Simple, elegant and it works. Specific? Sure, but then again, one wouldn't want a dicks for fingers now would one? :) (Excepting Rob of course, but he has ... unusual ... proclivities)
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Re: Advances in prosthetics

Post by Witness » Sat Aug 11, 2018 4:46 pm



Now workers can be exploited two times more (the good ones, I mean). :twisted: