BLIND CAN SEE NOW…
NEW DEVICE ALLOWS BLIND TO ‘SEE’ COLOURS AND SHAPES
Scientists have developed a novel device that transmits information through a composition of pleasant musical tones, helping the blind to “see” colours and shapes.
Using auditory or tactile stimulation, Sensory Substitution Devices (SSDs) provide representations of visual information and can help the blind “see” colours and shapes.
Now, researchers at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem have developed the EyeMusic, a novel SSD that transmits shape and colour information through a composition of pleasant musical tones, or “soundscapes.”