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Thanks to Andy for the kind invitation!

Thanks to Andy for the kind invitation! My primary interest is in uses of Google Glass for the blind. In particular sensory substitution through live camera views that are converted on-the-fly into panning stereo soundscapes. There's a free app for that, known as The vOICe for Android app http://www.seeingwithsound.com/android.htm, on Google Play at https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=vOICe.vOICe

Perceptual visual resolution using this app is much higher than with the current $145,000 Argus II retinal implant, and Google Glass could be an interesting platform for running the app. Of course an external battery must be used to keep the small Glass battery from draining too quickly, because the app is not intended for micro-interactions but for more or less continuous use as a substitute for eyesight.

As with the work of Ned Sahin, there is a great deal of neuroscience research involved in the approach.

Best regards,

Peter Meijer


Seeing with Sound - The vOICe
http://www.seeingwithsound.com
http://www.seeingwithsound.com/android.htm

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  1. Peter Meijer  Great to have you as part of this community. You and many others in this group have much knowledge and experience to share. Thanks! Andy

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