Artificial Synesthesia

These papers document a small project I've been working on for the last few years, completely independently of my main research. In short, it is a wearable, headmounted spectrometer, which can image up to 256 wavelengths simultaneously and translate that information into sound. Exteneded wear can lead to a sort of artificial synesthesia and, given the difference between visual and acoustic perception, can be used as a superset of normal human color vision. The device is currently in its third hardware prototype, and development is ongoing.

For more details, see the links below. The most recent links are first.

Lenny Foner
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