Accession Number:

ADA508807

Title:

Sensory Substitution for Wounded Servicemembers

Descriptive Note:

Final technical rept. 16 Apr 2007-31 Dec 2008

Corporate Author:

FLORIDA INSTITUTE FOR HUMAN AND MACHINE COGNITION INC PENSACOLA FL

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2009-10-28

Pagination or Media Count:

37.0

Abstract:

Warfighters who suffer combat, training or accidental injuries that damage their sensory capabilities or mobility have great difficulty returning to productive lifestyles once healed from the initial trauma. This project advanced technologies for non-invasive sensory and mobility augmentation in order to allow these individuals to regain hope and social, productive lifestyles. We addressed the needs of these wounded warriors through evaluation of current sensory substitution technology, identification of specific injured servicemember requirements for sensory augmentation, development and demonstration of new sensory substitution techniques and application of these techniques to mobility enhancing devices to improve their usability.

Subject Categories:

  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Weapons Effects (Biological)

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE