zaterdag 29 oktober 2005

Programming your ears

I guess we are still somewhere in the stone ages when it comes to bionics, which makes it even more interesting to read about the latest innovations.

"The implant was embedded in my head; it wasn't some flawed hearing aid I could just send back. But it was a computer. Which meant that, at least in theory, its effectiveness was limited only by the ingenuity of software engineers. As researchers learn more about how the ear works, they continually revise cochlear implant software. Users await new releases with all the anticipation of Apple zealots lining up for the latest Mac OS."

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