FLIPPS for the Blind: An Object Detector for Medium Distances Using Concerted Fingertip Stimulation

Publication: Research - peer-reviewConference article – Annual report year: 2010

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The idea of FLIPPS is to design, implement, and evaluate a vibro-tactile device that is composed of a photo diode, vibro-tactile stimulator, microcontroller and power supply. The stimulator is attached to the finger tip and activated when light illumination exceeds a defined threshold. The subject (blind person) receives the reflected light from the objects and, based on brain plasticity principles, can interactively learn to construct a mental image of the objects and of the scenery. The FLIPPS idea is based on sensory substitution theory; here, substituting visual inputs by haptic vibrations.
Original languageEnglish
Book seriesLecture Notes in Computer Science
Publication date2010
Volume6180
Pages275-281
ISSN0302-9743
DOIs
StatePublished

Conference

Conference12th International Conference on Computers Helping People with Special Needs
Number12
CountryAustria
CityVienna
Period14/07/1016/07/10
Internet addresshttp://www.icchp.org/node/293
CitationsWeb of Science® Times Cited: No match on DOI

Keywords

  • Visually impaired, Vibro-tactile stimulation, Scene analysis, Sensory substitution, Sound source localization, Haptic stimulation
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