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Monash University is developing a technology that could allow the blind to recognize different objects and colors.

This article titled “Bionic eye promises vision for the blind” was written by Oliver Milman, for guardian.co.uk on Friday 7th June 2013 11.06 UTC

World-leading technology that could help restore vision to a large number of Australia’s 45,000 blind people is set to emerge from a Melbourne university.

The Monash Vision system, developed by a team of 60 at Monash University, allows blind users to make out objects and other people with the aid of a brain implant that connects wirelessly to a camera which can be housed in a pair of glasses or even on the end of the user’s finger.

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