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1 December

“Pebble Seizure Detect” launched!   Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Posted by : Ryan Clark
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We have created a free app for Pebble watches that attempts to detect seizures. If a seizure is detected the app will send text messages with GPS coordinates so that friends and family can come help. Click here for details!
20 August

EarSighted launched!   Monday, August 20, 2012

Posted by : Ryan Clark
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We are pleased to announce the launch of EarSighted, a free visual to auditory sensory substitution training program.

EarSighted is based on “The vOICe”, a visual to auditory sensory substitution system created by Peter Meijer. Using The vOICe, blind and visually impaired users have been able to experience a kind of “sight”…
27 April

Change Blindness and Inattentional Blindness   Friday, April 27, 2012

Posted by : Ryan Clark
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Our sense organs produce such a large and continuous volume of information that it is simply impossible for us to pay attention to all of it at once. As a result, very obvious events can easily be overlooked.

To experience inattentional blindness and change blindness for yourself, read on.
17 April

What is Sensory Augmentation?   Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Posted by : Ryan Clark
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Similar to sensory substitution, sensory augmentation stimulates the sensory apparatus of one sense in an attempt to evoke the feel of another. However, in this case, the “other” sense is one that we humans do not normally possess, such as the ability to sense magnetic fields.

Sound like science fiction? Read on…
17 April

What is Sensory Substitution?   Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Posted by : Ryan Clark
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Sensory substitution can be described as the attempt to evoke the feel of one sensory modality by stimulating the sensory apparatus of another. The classic example is Bach-y-Rita’s work on tactile-visual sensory substitution, published in 1969. Something akin to the feeling of sight was generated through a grid of 20×20 vibrating solenoids, contacting a subject’s skin.
15 April

Glossary of Terms   Sunday, April 15, 2012

Posted by : Ryan Clark
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You may not be familiar with some of the terms that we use on this site, so we will maintain a glossary of sorts to help.