Haptic Perception of Spatial Images through Sensory Substitution

This project deals with the phenomenon of sensory substitution by which the function of one missing or faulty sensory modality is replaced (substituted) by stimulating another one. During the thesis a device has been developed, which aims to enable the blind to haptically experience the surroundings and spatial depth through vibration, in order to detect obstacles and orientate themselves within space in order to better cope with their daily activities.

Jakob Kilian
Bachelor of Arts Integrated Design