Accession Number:

ADD020063

Title:

Discriminating Speech to Touch Translator Assembly and Method

Descriptive Note:

Patent Application, Filed 12 Nov 2002

Corporate Author:

DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Report Date:

2002-11-12

Pagination or Media Count:

21.0

Abstract:

This invention is a speech-to-touch translator assembly and method for converting spoken words directed at an operator into tactile sensations caused by combinations of pressure point exertions on the body of the operator. Each combination of pressure points exerted signifies a phoneme of one of the spoken words, and sound characteristics superimposed on the spoken words, permitting comprehension of spoken words, and the speaker thereof, by persons who are deaf and blind. 3 figures

Subject Categories:

  • Linguistics
  • Acoustic Detection and Detectors

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE