Mystery Gadget 17


I've had to obscure some clues, but maybe you can still guess the purpose of this hi-tech gizmo from 1972.

If not, the answer is here. Just scroll down a bit at the link.
     Posted By: Paul - Mon Apr 08, 2013
     Category: Technology | 1970s

Well, if you've let us know that it weighed only a "mere four pounds" I've gotten it right away!
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 04/08/13 at 12:25 PM
I'll guess some kind of rudimentary video phone because of the camera looking thing on his eyeglasses. Will look at the answer later after Patty calls soon.
Posted by BrokeDad in Midwest US on 04/08/13 at 02:35 PM
I'm not looking until I post this (Honest!). I think it is a rudimentary vision processor with the output in the belly band.

Oooh! Good Guess. I see that although the vision thing hasn't quite made it to the market yet, the secondary article about the hip joint replacement system still makes for timely reading.
Posted by KDP on 04/08/13 at 03:12 PM
I got it wrong :down: .. neat post Paul. I won't post a spoiler in these comments.
Posted by BrokeDad in Midwest US on 04/08/13 at 05:09 PM
I vaguely remember this in the news- an artificial vision system. Took a picture and converted it into a raster-scan of pinpricks, and supposedly the user could feel the pattern on their skin and "see" an image.
Posted by Steve on 04/10/13 at 03:16 PM
Neat idea! Why hasn't this technology evolved into something more usable by now?
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 04/10/13 at 10:48 PM
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