Sensory Substitution and Augmentation

by Fiona Macpherson

31 Dec 2018
Number of pages

Proceedings of the British Academy, volume 219

Sensory substitution and augmentation devices are built to try to replace or enhance one sense by using another sense. For example, in tactile-vision, stimulation of the skin driven by input to a camera is used to replace the ordinary sense of vision that uses our eyes. The feelSpace belt aims to give people a magnetic sense of direction using vibrotactile stimulation driven by a digital compass. Fiona Macpherson brings together researchers -neuroscientists, psychologists and philosophers - who are developing these technologies, studying the minds and behaviour of subjects who use them.

Available from Oxford University Press

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