Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates tries on a vibrating wristband that is part of a system designed to help the blind and visually impaired navigate. The setup was developed by a team of Brazilian college students, including Ivan Cordeiro Cardim, center, and Carlos Eduardo Montiero Rodrigues, seen on the far right.
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Bill Detwiler is Managing Editor of TechRepublic and Tech Pro Research and the host of Cracking Open, CNET and TechRepublic's popular online show. Prior to joining TechRepublic in 2000, Bill was an IT manager, database administrator, and desktop support specialist in the social research and energy industries. He has bachelor's and master's degrees from the University of Louisville, where he has also lectured on computer crime and crime prevention.