Saturday, May 4, 2013

Use Haptic Devices Early on Children with Visual Prosthetics

“Writing in the International Journal of Autonomous and Adaptive Communications Systems, a team at Monash University explain that haptic devices technologies that simulate the feel of an object should be used as early as possible in children fitted with visual prosthetics and…for older congenitally blind and late-blind people,” reports Medical News Today. “The haptic device can provide supplementary or redundant information that allows cross-referencing with the visual input from the prosthetic. This…will help train the brain more effectively to understand the electrical input it is receiving from the prosthetic.” Read more.

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