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Hillel's Tech Corner: CorNeat Vision: Helping blind people see again

They are successful in their technology validation, and their work is already recognized globally.

04/02/2021
Eyesight

HIV drugs could prevent leading cause of vision loss, study finds

Dry macular degeneration affects millions worldwide, is the fourth leading cause of blindness, and is the leading cause of vision loss in Americans age 50 and up.

Eyesight

Israeli woman sues hospital after doctors blind her, lie about it

Following the surgery, doctors called the patient back to come in for several visits in which they presented her with a false impression that her vision might still improve.

By MATAN VASSERMAN/MAARIV
25/01/2021

Hillel's Tech Corner: RightHear: Waze for the visually impaired

RightHear has developed mobile apps for iPhone and Android that guide the visually impaired using audio commands in real time depending on their location.

14/01/2021
The Weizmann Institute of Science in Rehovot.

Researchers find mechanism of visual hallucinations in the blind

“Our research clearly shows that the same visual system is active when we see the world outside of us, when we imagine it, when we hallucinate, and probably also when we dream.”

Seeing the world through canine eyes

The Israel Guide Dog Center is the only accredited school of its kind in the Middle East

By PATRICIA GOLAN
27/12/2020

Israel's OrCam partners with Starkey for hearing, visual enhancements

The new solution uses a wireless connection to combine Starkey's Livio Edge AI hearing aids with OrCam's MyEye device, providing simultaneous audio and visual enhancements.

Tel Aviv-Yafo Municipality installs sidewalk LED lights to protect 'smartphone zombies'

Technion develops mapping system to assist blind in navigating cities

While similar solutions do exist in the marketplace today, the research surrounding said solutions is currently limited in scope from where it needs to be.

special in uniform

Daniel's story: The IDF's newest recruit with vision impairment

Daniel Defour, who went blind at the young age of 15, became one of the few vision impaired youth to be inducted into the IDF.

29/07/2020
The High Court of Justice during a hearing

High Court: Give blind people the travel benefits of wheelchair confined

The court explained that the petitioners had been in negotiations with the state since 2011.

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