Sensory substitution devices work by converting one type of sensory input into another – examples would be systems such as CASBLiP and EYE 21, which allow the blind to “see” by assigning sounds to images. Now, a team of researchers at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem have created a similar wearable device, known as EyeMusic. It “employs pleasant musical scales to convey visual information,” and could one day help the visually impaired more easily perform tasks that the rest of us take for granted.
The device consists of a pair of glasses with an attached video camera, which are wired to a pair of headphones – those headphones transmit sound into the user’s scalp, as opposed to directly into their ears. Read More at Gizmag