About Careers MedBlog Contact us
Medindia LOGIN REGISTER
Advertisement

Device Teaches Writing to Visually Impaired

by Rathi Manohar on March 18, 2011 at 11:59 PM
Font : A-A+

 Device Teaches Writing to Visually Impaired

A haptic system that would assist in teaching blind children how to write has been developed by Stephen Brewster, professor of human-computer interaction at University of Glasgow.

This system uses the popular Phantom Omni force feedback device from Sensable to help in directing the pen correctly.

Advertisement

 The professor had been working in collaboration with the University of Auckland, and he has been introducing the device in schools in Auckland. Professor Brewster explains, 'The device can guide or constrain certain types of movements, so as the teacher draws on a touch screen the movements are echoed directly back to the student, allowing the student to feel the movements and learn the letter shapes.'

Professor Breswster's research could encourage further work that would benefit not only  visually impaired people, but others too. He is working on technology that will enhance our experience of the world in a different way.

 'My research is in multi-modal interaction, which is all about combining the different senses to use computers or access information,' he says.

Source: Medindia
Advertisement

Advertisement
News A-Z
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
What's New on Medindia
Test  Your Knowledge on Heart
Test Your Knowlege on Genes
Obesity in Teens Make Inroads into Early Atrial Fibrillation
View all
News Archive
Date
Category
Advertisement
News Category

Medindia Newsletters Subscribe to our Free Newsletters!
Terms & Conditions and Privacy Policy.

Most Popular on Medindia

A-Z Drug Brands in India The Essence of Yoga Color Blindness Calculator Sinopril (2mg) (Lacidipine) Pregnancy Confirmation Calculator Diaphragmatic Hernia Indian Medical Journals Drug - Food Interactions Iron Intake Calculator Blood Donation - Recipients
This site uses cookies to deliver our services. By using our site, you acknowledge that you have read and understand our Cookie Policy, Privacy Policy, and our Terms of Use
×

Device Teaches Writing to Visually Impaired Personalised Printable Document (PDF)

Please complete this form and we'll send you a personalised information that is requested

You may use this for your own reference or forward it to your friends.

Please use the information prudently. If you are not a medical doctor please remember to consult your healthcare provider as this information is not a substitute for professional advice.

Name *

Email Address *

Country *

Areas of Interests