‘Visual’ Acuity of the Congenitally Blind Using Visual-to-Auditory Sensory Substitution

  title={‘Visual’ Acuity of the Congenitally Blind Using Visual-to-Auditory Sensory Substitution},
  author={Ella Striem-Amit and Miriam Guendelman and Amir Amedi},
  booktitle={PloS one},
Sensory Substitution Devices (SSDs) convey visual information through sounds or touch, thus theoretically enabling a form of visual rehabilitation in the blind. However, for clinical use, these devices must provide fine-detailed visual information which was not yet shown for this or other means of visual restoration. To test the possible functional acuity conveyed by such devices, we used the Snellen acuity test conveyed through a high-resolution visual-to-auditory SSD (The vOICe). We show that… CONTINUE READING
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