Accession Number:

ADA621293

Title:

Anthro-Centric Multisensory Interface for Vision Augmentation/Substitution (ACMI-VAS)

Descriptive Note:

Annual rept. 15 Jan 2013-14 Jan 2014

Corporate Author:

FLORIDA INST FOR HUMAN AND MACHINE COGNITION INC PENSACOLA FL

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2014-02-01

Pagination or Media Count:

18.0

Abstract:

During year four of the Anthro-Centric Multisensory Interface Vision AugmentationSubstitution ACMI-VAS project, the research team refined the integrated sensory substitution system for vision loss that mimics the function of the retina developed in year one. The ACMI-VAS concept uses a video camera connection to, or data from, a computer to represent, tactually, high-resolution narrow field, mid-resolution wider field and low-resolution 360 degree visual information simultaneously. We have integrated a method to enable identify colors tactually. We renewed approval for an experimental protocol to evaluate the testbed hardware and software against a single tactile display for human research participants military and civilian who have profound blindness. Tasks in the protocol include reading, visual acuity, web browser navigation, walking an obstacle course and identifying colors. Hardware elements have been updated to improve function and stimulus quality.

Subject Categories:

  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Medicine and Medical Research
  • Human Factors Engineering and Man Machine Systems

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE