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Blind wayfinding through visual-to-auditory sensory substitution

Mercoledì 13 novembre, ore 10.00
Aula Sigma Via Celoria 18
Relatore: Dott. Simone Spagnol (Aalborg University Copenhagen)

Referente: Federico Avanzini

Abstract

The seminar will focus on visual-to-auditory sensory substitution for providing visually impaired people with relevant spatial information during navigation in unknown environments. Following an overview of the related challenges, I will introduce the different approaches implemented and tested throughout the life course of the European research and innovation project "Sound of Vision". Results on the use of the sensory substitution systems and algorithms by blindfolded and visually impaired participants in controlled environments will be presented and discussed.

Short bio

Simone Spagnol is a researcher at Aalborg University Copenhagen (Denmark), where he currently holds a Marie Sklodowska-Curie Individual Fellowship. He has previously been working at the University of Iceland, Iuav University of Venice and the University of Padova, where he received a PhD in Information and Communications Technology in 2012. He has been a key researcher and principal investigator in several international and national research projects, including two Horizon 2020 EU projects.

05 novembre 2019
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