An Implant Allows A Colorblind Man To Hear The Colors Around Him
Neil Harbisson lives a life that is truly one-of-a-kind. Born with achromatopsia, a rare condition that leaves 1 in 30,000 people completely colorblind, Neil was left with very little resources. The beauty of color was, unfortunately, not something he could experience. That is, until he was offered a life changing opportunity.
The implant of a small chip to the back of his head wouldn't necessarily magically allow him to see color, but rather, provide him with a sixth sense. But there was a catch. That little chip wasn't all that Neil needed. A protruding antenna would also have to stick out from the back of his head to the front of his face for the device to work.
Neil set aside any "strange" looks he may encounter, and proceeded to convince one open-minded doctor to make the implant. Here is how Neil uses his new sense and how it affects his daily life. It looks like something out of science fiction, but it really is quite fascinating.