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3-D sound picture for the blind Printer Friendly Version
Polaroid Land use an ultrasonic auto focussing system. They also sell this alone as an experimental kit.
If two of these can be used on the whitcane used by the blind or on a helmet that the blind can wear, it should be possible to produce a stereo sound 'Image' of the surrounding. A far away object can produce a lower volume signal while a nearer one produces a higher volume sound. A larger object can produce a lower (Bass) note while a smaller object can produce a higher pitched sound. Even moving objects can be detected by adding a Doppler shift. An object going away will produce a descending scale, while an oncoming object can produce an ascending scale.
Microprocessors are quite cheap. Single chip audio amps are in plenty. All components are freely available.
It should help a lot of blind people to get a better "view" of their surroundings.
Since some of the objects themselves produce sounds, and this intereres, it is a simple matter to wear a pair of ear phones that get their input only from the sonar echo sounder.
Reward: Ideas are dime a dozen. Getting them to work is back breaking. The gadget will be helpful to people. Let the maker get her/his reward. 

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Paracetamol in chewing gum Printer Friendly Version
I would like a chewing gum that has paracetamol in it or similar. This would be so much easier to just chew and the body would absorb the paracetamol instead of buying headache tablets and having to swallow them with liquid. Making the product available in similar packaging as chewing gum but to market it where paracetamol is sold in the grocers.
Reward: the company that markets this would give me everlasting supplies 

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Replace Damaged Optic Nerves Printer Friendly Version
Many persons have had their optic nerves severly damaged from Glaucoma so that eyesight has been lost. My idea is to insert photo electric cells in front of the damaged nerves to collect the light coming through the front of the eye. A chip inserted in maybe the neck would take these light beams and convert them to a signal format compatible with the output of the optic nerve to the brain. Hence, the damaged nerve is bypassed but its function is performed by the photo electric cells and the chip.
Reward: Glaucoma victims regaining their sight. Being able to use this device if I go blind from my advanced glaucoma. 

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