About the Scholar: Pioneer Scholar Elexis is from Houston, Texas, where she attended the Dr. Kirk Lewis Career and Technical High School
Elexis designed an experiment that can be used to analyze the effectiveness of a sensory substitution device called the BrainPort V100. The BrainPort compensates for blindness by enabling the tongue to convey to the brain the same information that would normally be collected by the eyes. This effectively allows blind people to sense their surroundings. When Elexis’s experiment is conducted, it will be a leap forward in understanding sensory substitution technology, allowing researchers to determine the optimal age and etiology of patients who should work with the BrainPort.
Far far away, behind the word mountains, far from the countries Vokalia and Consonantia, there live the blind texts. Separated they live in Bookmarksgrove right at the coast of the Semantics, a large language ocean. A small river named Duden flows by their place and supplies it with the necessary regelialia. It is a paradisematic country, in which roasted parts of sentences fly into your mouth.