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Contact: Jerry Barach
The Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Seeing with Sound

Caption: Illustration demonstrates the concept of visual-to-auditory sensory substitution. Images from a camera are converted into “soundscapes,” using a predictable algorithm, allowing the user wearing earphones to listen to and then interpret the visual information coming from the camera. This enables blind people to decode the visual information within the sounds and perceive complex images of people, words and objects.

Credit: Illustration by Karin Kedar and Michael Gluhoded

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