The BrainPort V100 is a non-surgical assistive device intended for orientation, mobility, object identification, and spot reading by individuals who are blind with no useful vision.
It translates digital information from a video camera into gentle electrical stimulation patterns on the surface of the tongue. Users feel moving bubble-like patterns on their tongue which they learn to interpret as the shape, size, location and motion of objects in their environment.
The BrainPort V100 is intended to augment rather than replace other assistive technologies such as the white cane or dog guide.
The BrainPort V100 device is an Investigational Device and its use remains limited by U.S. Federal Law to investigational uses only. The BrainPort V100 device has not yet been submitted to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for clearance or approval and is not for sale. Wicab makes no representations regarding the device safety or efficacy.