View Full Version : Blind boy uses his ears to 'see'.

Darryl Shaw
10-07-2009, 05:11 AM
This is amazing and just a little bit freaky -

Blind boy uses his ears to 'see'.

A seven-year-old blind boy has been taught to "see" using his ears.

Lucas Murray from Poole in Dorset has learned to use echoes to picture the world around him - similar to sonar techniques used by bats and dolphins.

He clicks his tongue on the roof of his mouth and from the sound that returns he tries to work out the distance, shape, density and position of objects.

The echolocation technique has helped Lucas, who was born blind, play basketball and rock climb.


Allen Yeh
10-07-2009, 06:44 AM
It's Daredevil!

Mike ODonnell
10-07-2009, 11:58 AM
It's Daredevil!

That's the first thing I thought as well....

Patrick Donnelly
10-08-2009, 01:12 AM
And the same here. Haha.

That's actually phenomenal stuff. It's great that someone developed a system of teaching blind kids how to do that (see the article). I'm sure it's not the same as vision, but if it means there's less of a handicap, that's a great thing.