The VIDEOTACT

A Graphic to Tactile Interface

The following is an excerpt from the final report of a National Eye Institute research grant, which investigated the use of the VideoTact as a tactile interface to Microsoft Windows.

Health and Human Services grant: SBIR 5-R44-EY08166-04
Development period: 4/19/94-6/30/96
Grant Title: "Haptic Display of Computer Graphics for the Blind"

All of the following primary goals of the project have been met:

To help resolve the significant difference between the Windows display monitor and the electrotactile array resolution, a combined approach was used: While we plan to continue to develop the system, we have identified several areas where further research is needed:

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