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Photos: Gates and the vibrating wristband

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.


By Bill Detwiler

Bill Detwiler is Editor in Chief of TechRepublic 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 ...