An article from MSN by InnovationNewsDaily Staff
Neuroscientists at the University of Hebrew in Israel have invented a headset that tells visually impaired people what is in front of them. Although the headset, called EyeMusic, is still in the prototype stage, eventually it could help people with everyday tasks.
The device looks like a headset with attached headphones and a webcam located on the bridge of the nose. The camera scans the objects and play sounds to represent the height, color and brightness.
“The notes span five octaves and were carefully chosen by musicians to create a pleasant experience for the users,” said Amir Amedi, who is leading the research.
Amedi tested EyeMusic by training 18 sighted people to use the device. He found that they could identify colored squares just as quickly blindfolded with the device as they could without the blindfold.