A navigation aid for the blind using tactile-visual sensory substitution

Lise A. Johnson, Charles M Higgins

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Abstract

The objective of this study is to improve the quality of life for the visually impaired by restoring their ability to self-navigate. In this paper we describe a compact, wearable device that converts visual information into a tactile signal. This device, constructed entirely from commercially available parts, enables the user to perceive distant objects via a different sensory modality. Preliminary data suggest that this device is useful for object avoidance in simple environments.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationAnnual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology - Proceedings
Pages6289-6292
Number of pages4
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StatePublished - 2006
Event28th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBS'06 - New York, NY, United States
Duration: Aug 30 2006Sep 3 2006

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Other28th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBS'06
CountryUnited States
CityNew York, NY
Period8/30/069/3/06

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Johnson, L. A., & Higgins, C. M. (2006). A navigation aid for the blind using tactile-visual sensory substitution. In Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology - Proceedings (pp. 6289-6292). [4029163] https://doi.org/10.1109/IEMBS.2006.259473

A navigation aid for the blind using tactile-visual sensory substitution. / Johnson, Lise A.; Higgins, Charles M.

Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology - Proceedings. 2006. p. 6289-6292 4029163.

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Johnson, LA & Higgins, CM 2006, A navigation aid for the blind using tactile-visual sensory substitution. in Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology - Proceedings., 4029163, pp. 6289-6292, 28th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBS'06, New York, NY, United States, 8/30/06. https://doi.org/10.1109/IEMBS.2006.259473
Johnson LA, Higgins CM. A navigation aid for the blind using tactile-visual sensory substitution. In Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology - Proceedings. 2006. p. 6289-6292. 4029163 https://doi.org/10.1109/IEMBS.2006.259473
Johnson, Lise A. ; Higgins, Charles M. / A navigation aid for the blind using tactile-visual sensory substitution. Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology - Proceedings. 2006. pp. 6289-6292
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