Oregon Museum Exhibit

If you happen to be in the Portland Oregon area, check out the new Human Plus: Real Lives + Real Engineering exhibit at the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry. It features the BrainPort device that I have been testing to let me "see" using a sophisticated camera and tongue display.

Here are some photos of the display.

?It is no longer a conversation about overcoming deficiency?It?s a conversation about potential.? ? Aimee Mullins, Paralympic champion, actor, model, inspirational speaker and double amputeeHuman Plus: Real Lives + Real Engineering, developed in partnership with the New York Hall of Science and the Quality of Life Technology Center, tells compelling stories of engineers and users who design technologies to help themselves and others achieve their goals?from everyday routines to lifelong dreams.This interactive exhibition offers visitors a chance to explore and create a range of low tech and high tech tools that extend human abilities. Throughout, visitors experience the creative, dynamic engineering process, which involves the user every step of the way.In Human Plus, visitors can ride a mono-ski in a simulated ski race, control a DJ station using the wheels of a wheelchair, engineer unique solutions to design challenges, and discover how neuroprosthetic limbs can be controlled by a user?s thoughts. Human Plus showcases an innovative field of engineering that improves our lives every day.Photo by Gia Goodrich courtesy of OMSI.

?It is no longer a conversation about overcoming deficiency?It?s a conversation about potential.? ? Aimee Mullins, Paralympic champion, actor, model, inspirational speaker and double amputeeHuman Plus: Real Lives + Real Engineering, developed in partnership with the New York Hall of Science and the Quality of Life Technology Center, tells compelling stories of engineers and users who design technologies to help themselves and others achieve their goals?from everyday routines to lifelong dreams.This interactive exhibition offers visitors a chance to explore and create a range of low tech and high tech tools that extend human abilities. Throughout, visitors experience the creative, dynamic engineering process, which involves the user every step of the way.In Human Plus, visitors can ride a mono-ski in a simulated ski race, control a DJ station using the wheels of a wheelchair, engineer unique solutions to design challenges, and discover how neuroprosthetic limbs can be controlled by a user?s thoughts. Human Plus showcases an innovative field of engineering that improves our lives every day.Photo by Gia Goodrich courtesy of OMSI.