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Wicab engineer Richard Hogle holds the BrainPort, a device that allows blind people to "see" by giving the brain the chance to process electronic stimulation on their tongues. The National Institutes of Health in Bethesda is providing support for research that could make the device interoperable with other devices such as Blackberries and PDAs.