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Development of an electrotactile glove for display of graphics for the blind: preliminary results

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4 Author(s)
Tyler, M. ; Dept. of Biomed. Eng., Wisconsin Univ., Madison, WI, USA ; Haase, S. ; Kaczmarek, K. ; Bach-y-Rita, P.

We present preliminary results from a pattern perception experiment using a finger-mounted, optical-to-tactile image conversion system. The system converts light patterns from a linear camera to a corresponding column of electrotactile (electrocutaneous) stimulation on the palmer surface of the finger. Random presentations of four simple geometric patterns selected were correctly identified 63.5% of the time, demonstrating initial feasibility of the system.

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Engineering in Medicine and Biology, 2002. 24th Annual Conference and the Annual Fall Meeting of the Biomedical Engineering Society EMBS/BMES Conference, 2002. Proceedings of the Second Joint  (Volume:3 )

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23-26 Oct. 2002

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