‘Eyeborg’ Allows Man to Hear Color

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It sounds like something straight out of a science-fiction movie: “Eyeborg.”

Neil Harbisson, a 30-year-old artist and musician, was born with a condition called achromatopsia, meaning the cone cells in his eyes don’t pick up color — so the world to him is, literally, black and white

Since 2004, though, he’s experienced color through sound via a device he calls the “eyeborg” (see the photo below). It’s a cybernetic third eye of sorts that he keeps strapped to his head at all times. The device translates the wavelengths of different colors into audible tones, then sends them to Harbisson’s inner ears via bone conduction. The eyeborg can detect 360 different hues — not nearly as many as the normal human eye is capable of detecting, but still a lot better than no color at all Read more…

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