Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Tactile Technology Helps the Blind

"Imagine feeling a slimy jellyfish, a prickly cactus or map directions on your iPad mini Retina display, because that's where tactile technology is headed. But you'll need more than just an index finger to feel your way around," says Science Daily. "New research at UC Berkeley has found that people are better and faster at navigating tactile technology when using both hands and several fingers. Moreover, blind people in the study outmaneuvered their sighted counterparts -- especially when using both hands and several fingers -- possibly because they've developed superior cognitive strategies for finding their way around." Read more.

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