Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - December 27, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta
5W ravs nd sending j 'HKI.I.Y PICTURE' the hod> Tiiis re.sulis in message-like cs siiniukilion of the skin, prodiic- >eople who live in dark nu'ludt's n tiny 'IT Describing (lit1 over-nil re- f infi device in the sce-wilh-vour- v.orn at the wai.st suits. Hr. C.-irlcr 0. Collins of skin field, a cnr-omitt- light- Smith-KctllewclI Institute the pair of subjects can "see'1 ami i recognize faces crudely and dis- "Uinguisli among individuals i-.hu-h to or can identify simple oh- jcct.s in the laboratory such as a clcphone, 1 o y s, cones and spheres. "They can 'read' the let- ters of the alphabet, so you might say they have kind of a tactile dictionary of the world, however limited." Many subject.? learn to re- trieve designated objects in the lab and to avoid objects pur- posely placed in their palhs. Dr. Carter Kays with produr- Called the Optacnn, il is de- signed to enable a blind person to read through vibrations transmitted by a tiny camera connected to a box with an array of tiny pulsating j pins. The blind person moves the scanner over the printed words and senses the vibrations with the other hand. I COST COULD BE CUT i The device was developed j principally by Prof. .John G. j LinvilJ, Stanford University en-] gineer, and Dr. James C. Bliss of the institute. Dr. Bliss said i that while present models cost Sfi.OOO, mass production could i cut the cost to about The implanting of television1- At DUNIOP FORD You Can Save During Their ND-ORE ni.-nanrr. v.iih and blindfolded iticm tiic device could be sold for electrodes to the vision- i'li subjects have been tcsied with aboilt ?500 to ?1.WO. j controlling area of the brain un- .ior of a the'portable version or in the! At the Stanford Research In- j derwent its first preliminary ex- TV' sys- ksrbpr The chair employ MiUiLe- in Mnnio Park, Calif., an-1 psrimcnt in 196R in England, al- 'vibniiirm pins against the suli-: alyst Bob Stoarns. 33. has; though electrical stimulating of t's bad; instead of electrical j been blind since ho was seven, j the visual cortex without device, developed in San impulses. demonstrated another cncourag- REFLECTIONS The "iri woter of Washington's newest attraction the ii alii I'd Home cf the Copitc! Tne new reflecting pool is on the east end of the Moll, built over the tunnel of Interstate 95 expressway. The Ulysses S. Grant statue is seen in SERVICES DEPARTMENT CITY OF LETHBR1DGE Public Swimming and Skating Schedule Tuesday, December 28, 1971 to Monday, January 3, 1972 DATE FRITZ SICK POOL CIVIC ICE CENTRE ADAMS ICE CENTRE oling 10-12 Scoring 1-3 p.. IVrjinnr 1 V-.10 Free Fornily Skate 10-12 Free Skotinq 1 2-J p.m. 2--1 p.m. free Family Skolo 10 I? 1-3 p.m. Borjinnfrs Skolc p.m. P.ihli, HENDERSON PARK ICE CENTRE Skating 10-12 Frr-e Skating 2-.) p. 1 ..1 n will be no Bccjinncri Skalincj tit Adams Park Ico Centre on from p.m. duo 10 provioui booking comtnitments. ALL FACILITIES WILL BE CLOSED ON NEW YEARS' DAY plants had been done as early as 1953. Doctors Giles S. Brindley nnd W. S. Lewin of the University of Cambridge implanted a pliable I gi id of BO electrodes inside the skull of a 52-year-old nurse who had become virtually blind. The electrodes were connected to an miy of miniature radio rcceiv- f is implanted in the scalp. No miniature TV camera was uiLfl. although scientists envi- sion using one if it. proves feasi- ble and safe. But, in early ex- periments. "S of SO electrodes stimulated the production of small, flickering spits of light in front of Ihe nurse's eyes. In the United States, an r-v pnnme'.ital program has been u ing rhesus monkeys. The pro- gram is under the National In- stitute of Neurological Diseases and Stroke at Bethesda. Mel. It has also tried out: stimulation on 17 full-sighted volunteers they were undergoing emcr- gency brain surgery under local a n e's t h e s i a. They reported ng dots of light that re- i maincd visible even when they closed their eyes. Dr. Karl Frank, who was pro- lnct chief, said much work re- mains to be done before decid- ing whether such e I e'c (rode pi nling is feasible and practi- cal SIBSTA.NT1AI. INCREASE But D.R Herbert Schimmel. a physicist-mathematician ?t New hoik's Albert Einstein College of Medicine said. "Even a rela- tively crude visual representa- tion of space would substan- I tially increase the ability of the I blind to move about their envi- ronment." Schimmel. direcotr of Ein- stein's scientific computer centre, and Dr. Herbert (i. V a u g h a n .Ir.. a neurologist there, "have already worked out z preliminary design for a see- with-your-skin y s t e m. The blind person would wear a mini- ature TV camera on his fore- head like a miner's lamp. Impulses be registered on a vibratory sheet strapped to j his brow. This would be largely j for testing purposes leading to a where electrodes would bp implanted beneath the skull leading lo the brain says the proposed project cost a minimum of to ?1 million E'nd it would take up to five years to determine whether it he practi- j cal or safe. New weapons agait'st detach- ments of the retina feature im- proved techniques for virtually spot-welding such defects. They include: 1. a new one called the argon or green laser is much better than previous medical lasers for re- pniring blood vessels. hlnodlcss surgery employing a pencil-like instrument filled with gas cooled to several j hundred degrees below zero. The intense cold does the weld- ing job. (he use of ultra-high-frequency, "si- lent" sound waves to do the spot-welding trick. The tech- nique is also being used by some invcst.igator.s a.s n form of "-nnar" lo diagnose rertain eye diseases, localize and describe eye tumors, and to locate for- eign bodies in Ihe eye. lo for l.or.M'OKT. V iM''i WnL'ner. hp his hat (o over1 he meel.s for the nexl three years. .Iiidge John V. Hogan of gara Couniy court ordered the K'il-lipping in placing Wagner (.n probation for Ihree years (or assaulting a slate trooper. He also u.i.s lined SALE This is the time of year when we must lower our Inventory for tax reduction purposes. We ore offering you drastic reductions on all 1972's, left over 71's, demonstrators, plus all used cars. Come in now and savel 1972 MAVERICK 2-DOOR Block heater, white wall tires, wheel covers, medium green metallic. In stock right now. END-OF-YEAR SALE 1600 cc Engine, 4 speed trans., bucket seats, block heater, brite blue in color. In stock right now. 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