Accession Number : ADA508807


Title :   Sensory Substitution for Wounded Servicemembers


Descriptive Note : Final technical rept. 16 Apr 2007-31 Dec 2008


Corporate Author : FLORIDA INSTITUTE FOR HUMAN AND MACHINE COGNITION INC PENSACOLA FL


Personal Author(s) : Raj, Anil


Full Text : http://www.dtic.mil/get-tr-doc/pdf?AD=ADA508807


Report Date : 28 OCT 2009


Pagination or Media Count : 37


Abstract : Warfighters who suffer combat, training or accidental injuries that damage their sensory capabilities or mobility have great difficulty returning to productive lifestyles once healed from the initial trauma. This project advanced technologies for non-invasive sensory and mobility augmentation in order to allow these individuals to regain hope and social, productive lifestyles. We addressed the needs of these wounded warriors through evaluation of current sensory substitution technology, identification of specific injured servicemember requirements for sensory augmentation, development and demonstration of new sensory substitution techniques and application of these techniques to mobility enhancing devices to improve their usability.


Descriptors :   *SENSES(PHYSIOLOGY) , *WOUNDS AND INJURIES , MILITARY PERSONNEL , AUGMENTATION , ACCIDENTS , VISION , HEARING , TRAUMA , SENSORY DEPRIVATION , MOBILITY , REQUIREMENTS , SUBSTITUTES


Subject Categories : ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY
      WEAPONS EFFECTS(BIOLOGICAL)


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE