Archive for the ‘Sensory Substitution’ Category

20 August

EarSighted launched!   Monday, August 20, 2012

Posted by : Ryan Clark
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”…
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.