Sunday, 7 December 2014

vOICe: the soundscape headsets that allow blind people to ‘see’ theworld

"Using sound to help blind people to create images in their heads can prove more effective in enabling them to perform everyday activities, such as picking up a cup or even reading, than invasive surgical operations, according to groundbreaking new research.

A joint project involving a team of psychologists and computer scientists at the University of Bath is assessing how the brain can use sensory substitution to help blind and partially sighted people to “see”."

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