Alternative "vision": a haptic and auditory assistive device

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Alternative "vision": a haptic and auditory assistive device
We have used two cameras and a SensAble Technologies "Phantom" force-feedback haptic display to haptically render a three-dimensional surface that represents key aspects of a visual scene. In addition to rendering depth and contour information with the Phantom, we capture optic flow and present this to the user using sound cues. We propose that with further development, this system could be used as an assistive device that would allow visually impaired individuals to explore the "visual" world. Keywords Haptics, assistive devices, real-time vision
Daniel Morris, Neel Joshi
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Updated 01 Dec 2009
Type Conference
Year 2003
Where CHI
Authors Daniel Morris, Neel Joshi
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