Vision-to-Touch Sensory Substitution with the Versatile Extra Sensory Transducer (VEST)


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Membership level
2015-2016 Team
Team Name
Project Title
Vision-to-Touch Sensory Substitution with the Versatile Extra Sensory Transducer (VEST)
Design Challenge
Team EagleEye aims to adapt the vest created by NeoSensory, Inc. to a vision-to-touch implementation for blind individuals. Our project focuses on designing adjunct depth sensing interface hardware to connect a visual input to the vest. Additionally, we will be running training and experiments with blind participants.
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Date Updated
Friday, April 29, 2016
NeoSensory, Inc.
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  • Electrical and Computer Engineering
Faculty Advisor 1 - Name
Gary Woods
Faculty Advisor 1 - Department
  • ECE
Faculty Advisor 2 - Name
David Eagleman
Faculty Advisor 2 - Department
  • ECE
Award(s) and Recognition
Second Place, 2016 American Society for Artificial Internfal Organs (ASAIO) Annual Conference Student Design Competition
Best ECE Senior Design Award, 2016 ECE Affiliates Day Competition
Rapid Prototyping Tools Used
  • Formlabs 3D printer
  • PCB Mill
  • Soldering Station
  • Hand Tools
Facilities Used
  • Conference Rooms
  • Computer Lab or Computer Nook
  • Printers/ Copiers
  • Electronics Lab or Tools from Electronics Lab
Electronic Tools Used
  • ARM
  • Hand assembled Protoboard/perf board
  • Digital Multi-meter
Software Used
  • C
  • C++
  • Matlab
  • Eagle
This project was sponsored by NeoSensory, Inc.. The design work for this project was supported by the resources of the Oshman Engineering Design Kitchen.

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