Colorblind Eyeborg Artist


Neil, from Camden in London, had a series of operations in Barcelona between December and March to have the implant fitted. The antenna is composed of a camera on one end with an audio input on the other.

A wi-fi connector inside the chip also allows him to hear images sent from a mobile phone, so he can decipher colors without even looking at them.

The 31-year-old was born with achromatopsia, a rare condition that only allows him to see in black and white, and has been wearing an external electronic eye for about ten years.

Color frequencies are picked up through a camera in the gadget and transformed into sound vibrations. [H]e persuaded surgeons to implant the chip inside his head, working in a similar way to a cochlear implant.

Via Metro.

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About Heretic

I design video games for a living, write fiction, political theory and poetry for personal amusement, and train regularly in Western European 16th century swordwork. On frequent occasion I have been known to hunt for and explore abandoned graveyards, train tunnels and other interesting places wherever I may find them, but there is absolutely no truth to the rumor that I am preparing to set off a zombie apocalypse. Nothing that will stand up in court, at least. I use paranthesis with distressing frequency, have a deep passion for history, anthropology and sociological theory, and really, really, really hate mayonnaise. But I wash my hands after the writing. Promise.

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